Law firm Napthens adds 17 people to its team

Operating in Liverpool, Southport and across the North West, law firm Napthens has added a number of new professionals to its team. Tony McDonough reports

Charlotte Barron
Senior associate solicitor at Napthens, Charlotte Barron


Law firm Napthens has added 17 people to team in the first quarter of 2021.

Napthens operates across the North West. It Liverpool office, run by one of the city’s best-known corporate lawyers, Gareth McIntegart, is based at The Plaza and it also has offices in Southport, Preston, Blackpool, Blackburn and Kendal and employs around 250 people.

Its new hires include two additions to the litigation team, with the recruitment of senior associate solicitor Charlotte Barron and solicitor Jordan Davies.

Specialising in all types of commercial dispute resolution (including property) for SME owner-managed businesses, Ms Barron adds 15 years’ experience to the team, having acted for international clients from the US, China, Italy and Australia in previous roles.

Ms Davies is a specialist in inheritance disputes and joins a growing contentious trusts and probate team that handle a variety of cases, from challenging the validity of a will to mismanagement of estates by personal representatives.

Andy Ellis, a health and safety consultant and specialist in construction, has joined Napthens’ health and safety team.

With more than 10 years’ experience working across house building, civil engineering, mechanical and electrical installation, Mr Ellis has advised at board and senior management level on projects ranging from £100,000 up to £25m in value.

He joins a growing team of consultants that provide a full health and safety service including audits, site visits, training and consultation.

Napthens has made a further eight additions to its commercial property, rural, private client, employment and corporate practices, whilst also adding to its business services teams.

Shru Morris, chief executive at Napthens, said: “In what has been a challenging 12 months for everyone, we have continued to support clients’ needs across our commercial and private client services.

“As we look to develop further specialisms and build on our expertise across the board and our recruitment reflects our commitment to providing the greatest service possible for each and every one of our clients.

“As the region looks to bounce back following the pandemic, we will continue to expand our service offering and will be announcing further new arrivals in the coming weeks.”

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