Two New Equity Partners for Russell & Russell

13/05/2019

Russell & Russell Solicitors has made two appointments to its senior management team. 

Emma Wood and Louise Rance, both partners in the wills and probate department, have been made equity partners at the Bolton based law firm.

Emma began her career as a trainee solicitor at Russell & Russell in 2003, qualifying in 2006. She works from the firm’s Horwich branch and specialises in wills, probate, lasting powers of attorney and advice on care fees.

In 2017 she qualified as a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the worldwide professional association for those advising families across generations. She is also a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly, a national organisation that provides specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers. In addition to being a Dementia friends champion, Emma has recently been selected a governor for Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and is a trustee forAGE UK Bolton.

Louise, who has been with the firm since 2007, oversees its probate service in the Farnworth, Bury and Middleton branches. She also heads up a weekly legal clinic every Wednesday between 1 – 4pm at the Farnworth branch where members of the public can meet with a solicitor to discuss any probate questions they may have.

A holder of an Advanced Certificate in Will Preparation, gained through the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, enables Louise to advise on a range of much more complex areas of will drafting and probate law. She is also a member of Solicitors for the Elderly and a Dementia friends champion and is on the board of trustees for Bolton Dementia Support.

Speaking of the appointments, Judith Bromley, head of wills and probate at Russell & Russell, said: “Both Emma and Louise have excellent records of adding significant value to the business and have shown commitment and loyalty to the firm over many years. They’ve possess enviable reputations for providing sound legal advice so richly deserve the opportunity to help steer this fast growing team and the wider business into the future.”

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