Law firm Morecrofts creates five new partners

Liverpool law firm Morecrofts Solicitors says five of its senior associates will be promoted to partner on January 1

Eleanor Cockrell
Family law solicitor Eleanor Cockrell is a partner at Morecrofts. Picture by Gareth Jones


Morecrofts Solicitors is promoting five senior associates to partner.

Carly Philp, Michael Lamb, Eleanor Cockrell, Rhea Munro and Peter Pownall will all become partners in the Liverpool law firm on January 1.

Eleanor Cockrell and Rhea Munro are members of the firm’s award-winning family law team, which has a higher number of solicitors on the Law Society Children Law accreditation scheme than any law firm in the North West.

Carly Philp leads the firm’s personal injury and clinical negligence team, while Peter Pownall is head of the firm’s residential and commercial property department. Michael Lamb is a senior private client solicitor specialising in wills, trust and probate.

Both Eleanor Cockrell and Carly Philp began their careers at Morecrofts as paralegals before becoming trainee solicitors and qualifying within the business.

Morecrofts has created a bespoke management development programme providing a pathway to partnership for its senior team members in the past 12 months.

All fee-earning staff are able to choose hybrid working and two of the new partners have developed their careers while working part-time.


Michael Lamb
Michael Lamb, private client solicitor and partner at Morecrofts


This latest series of promotions takes Morecrofts’ partnership, including members and non-members of the firm, up to 15, led by managing partner Alison Lobb.

She said: “Our five new partners are all specialists in their chosen fields and each has added so much to the firm and to our clients during their time here.

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“Becoming a partner is the next natural step on their journey and I have no doubt they will continue to grow as both excellent lawyers and leaders of the firm.

“We are proud of the pathways we give to our young lawyers at Morecrofts, so we are understandably delighted to see two former trainees reach partner level.”

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