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New senior appointments underline law firm's ambitions

A new partner is among the appointments revealed at one of the Gloucestershire's best-known law firms.

Cheltenham-based solicitors Willans LLP has also unveiled a new litigation executive - all as it is also celebrating another strong set of rankings in this year's edition of a prestigious independent legal guide.

An experienced family lawyer and collaborative practitioner, Sharon Giles joins as partner to lead the firm's divorce and family law team, from a specialist family law practice in the South West.

Ms Giles has been ranked in The Legal 500 guide for her skilled approach and is a member of Resolution family law.

Chartered legal executive Jonathan Eager, who has 25 years' experience in the field of family law and is also rated in respected tome, has been recently promoted to senior associate.

And Michelle Vandekleut has been appointed as a litigation executive, assisting both commercial clients and individuals as part of the firm's leading litigation and dispute resolution team.

Bridget Redmon, managing partner for the Imperial Square-headquartered firm, said: "We are delighted to welcome Sharon and Michelle to the firm and to recognise Jonathan for his outstanding work.

"Sharon brings with her extensive expertise and a strong reputation in the field of family law, and she will help take the team from strength to strength.

"Michelle also has a strong track record in dispute resolution and will help to serve the demands of our growing client base."

Eleven departments from Willans are recommended in the 202 publication of The Legal 500, with the employment law team securing a top-tier ranking and a double-digit number of lawyers across the firm individually recommended.

The firm employs an estimated 80 staff in Gloucestershire.

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