Morecrofts creates three senior associates

Liverpool law firm Morecrofts has promoted three of its team to become senior associate solicitors along with a number of other promotions

Vicki Morris
Vicki Morris, a senior associate solicitor at Morecrofts


Three new senior associates in its private client and litigation teams are among latest promotions at Liverpool law firm Morecrofts.

Vicki Morris and Michael Gossage, who both completed their training contracts with Morecrofts earlier in their careers, join experienced litigation specialist Derek Dawson, who joined the firm in 2017, in stepping up to the new role.

Three of its recently qualified solicitors have also accepted roles within the firm. Aaron Ocquaye qualifies into the personal injury and clinical negligence team in Liverpool city centre.

Hannah Beardmore joins the family law team in Wirral and Josh Bourke qualifies into private client, based at the firm’s Woolton office. Costs draftsperson Katie Ward has been promoted to manager of the firm’s fee unit.

Meanwhile, Faye Kavanagh and Freja Hopwood are set to begin their training contracts in the private client and family law teams, respectively.


Derek Dawson
Derek Dawson, a senior associate solicitor at Morecrofts
Michael Gossage
Michael Gossage, a senior associate solicitor at Morecrofts


Last year, Morecrofts created a new management training programme aimed at equipping lawyers with wider business skills such as finance, HR and compliance, and providing clear senior pathways of succession within the business.

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Alison Lobb, managing partner at Morecrofts Solicitors, said: “Vicki, Michael and Derek have each played a significant role in the continued success of our business, both in financial terms and the quality of our service delivery to clients.

“These latest senior promotions offer further evidence of our commitment to helping excellent lawyers to achieve their professional ambitions with us and gain the experience and expertise needed to take the business forward into the future.”

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