MORECROFTS Solicitors has recruited highly-experienced employment lawyer Sarah Hobson as an associate and has also made several senior promotions and hires at its offices across the Liverpool city region.
Hobson arrives following a 13-year spell at Weightmans, where she worked extensively with in-house legal and HR departments. She is also an experienced advocate and has appeared at tribunals on behalf of clients across the UK.
Her role within Morecrofts’ Employment and HR team will see her deal with a range of contentious and non-contentious matters, including settlement agreements, on behalf of employers and employees.
Among those earning promotion are Eleanor Cockrell, Kim Okell and Rhea Munro, who have each become senior associate solicitors. Michael Gossage and Simon Higgs have also been promoted to associate solicitors at the firm.
Secretary Tracey Winter has been promoted to the role of paralegal, while costs draftsperson Aimee Roberts has become team manager of the firm’s Fee Unit. Meanwhile, two new paralegals, Ella Jackson and Kerry Bennion, have also been added to Morecrofts’ award-winning family law team.
Speaking of her appointment, Hobson said: “As a lawyer working in and around the city for many years, I have been impressed to watch the continued expansion of Morecrofts’ client services around employment and HR issues. This feels like a natural new home for me to further develop my career and broaden my experience of supporting clients in a range of complex and sensitive issues.
“I know clients enjoy the peace of mind that comes from having someone who can guide them throughout their case, including the advocacy stage, all the way to completion. I enjoy building those crucial bonds of trust with clients and I look forward to forging many new relationships at Morecrofts.”
Alison Lobb, managing partner at Morecrofts Solicitors, said: “Our Employment and HR team continues to grow apace and Sarah is an excellent, high-calibre addition to our firm. She brings a depth of distinguished experience, not only in legal services but also in advocacy, and her skill set will be an invaluable asset to our clients in future years.
“Across the firm, we are constantly looking for ways to develop our service to clients and reward the efforts of our staff and this is reflected in the high number of promotions and new recruits in various teams.
“We’re proud that Morecrofts is a firm where exceptional people build their careers, as we invest a lot of time and resource into our younger lawyers and give them a clear pathway. This is reflected not only in the number of our senior team who have risen through the ranks, but also by the fact we have awarded our highest-ever number of training contracts this year. This latest round of promotions and recruitment is another chapter in that story of success.”