Napthens grows Liverpool headcount by 20%

Law firm Napthens announces four new hires at its Liverpool office which has now seen headcount grow by 20% over the past 12 months and says it will need a bigger space in 2024. Tony McDonough reports

A number of new starters have joined Napthens in Liverpool


North West law firm Napthens has unveiled four new additions to its Liverpool team.

It takes the total headcount at the base in The Plaza to 27 – a 20% increase over the past 12 months. Napthens says the growth in the number of people will mean it will need to seek a bigger office in the city in 2024.

Arriving as a legal director in the firm’s commercial property team, Jane Janvier will lead the team in expanding its offering across Liverpool. She will support Tony Coates, head of commercial property for Merseyside.

Jane trained at Shoosmiths and has worked in the region ever since, most recently with Hill Dickinson from 2012, prior to joining Napthens.

Sophie Fulwell joins as a senior associate solicitor in the firm’s employment, HR and health and safety team. She has moved just a few yards to The Plaza from her previous employer Weightmans.

The Liverpool team has also welcomed Nadya Panayi as a solicitor in the residential conveyancing team. Panayi will be supporting Liverpool’s head of residential conveyancing, Gareth Jones. She was previously a trainee at Vanquish Law.

Harrison Robe-Quinn completes the spate of new hires, joining the firm’s wills and estate planning team.

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Kieran Donovan, corporate partner and head of Napthens Liverpool office, said: “Growth within our Liverpool office serves as a key pillar in Napthens’ strategy to establish itself as one of the most innovative and fastest-growing law firms across the North West.

“The new appointments clearly demonstrate we are recruiting exceptional talent and growing our city region offering, and this continued growth will lead to moving to a new larger office in 2024.”

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