Marie-Louise Hamilton has been appointed managing partner of Wrigleys Solicitors.
Hamilton is also joint head of the private client team at the Leeds and Sheffield firm, as well as a member of the Wrigleys board. She succeeds Paul Nash, who has been managing partner since 2010.
The new managing partner has been at Wrigleys for 21 years. She qualified in 1995 and joined the London private client department of law firm Alsop Wilkinson—now DLA Piper—before moving to Lawrence Graham.
Hamilton provides specialist tax and estate planning advice for individuals and their families, concentrating mainly on entrepreneurial clients and those with family businesses.
Nash, who will remain as a partner at Wrigleys in the property team, said of his successor: “I am very pleased with Marie-Louise’s appointment as my successor and have great confidence in her leadership. We have been working together for the past year to ensure that the transition is a smooth one and that Wrigleys continues to provide top quality legal advice for which it has developed a national reputation.”
Hamilton said: “I am very proud to have been appointed to lead this progressive firm through the next phase of its expansion. Paul has ably led the firm’s continued growth over the last nine years and his work on the firm’s governance and succession has provided an excellent and exciting platform for the future.”