JO-ANNE Lomax has become an equity partner at Morecrofts Solicitors in Liverpool.
Jo-anne, who specialises in family law, originally joined the firm as a legal clerk in 1994 and now leads its office in Allerton Road.
An accredited Children Panel and Resolution Specialist, she has worked across all areas of family law and now specialises in the area of children law, which includes public and private law children cases, special guardianship matters and adoption.
Having studied part-time at Liverpool John Moores University to achieve the ILEX qualification in 1998, she later qualified as a solicitor in 2005. After leaving the firm for a period, she returned in 2011 and was appointed a non-equity partner in 2016.
Morecrofts is headquartered in Liverpool city centre and has six offices around the Liverpool City Region. It received the Family Law award at the 2019 Liverpool Law Society Awards.
Speaking of her appointment to equity partner, Jo-anne said: “If someone had said to me 27 years ago that one day I would sit around the table as an owner of this firm, I’d never have believed them.
“Morecrofts has been a part of Liverpool’s professional landscape for 208 years and it is an absolute honour to be able to make a contribution to the rich tapestry of such an established and highly-respected firm.”
Alison Lobb, managing partner at Morecrofts, said: “I am delighted to welcome Jo-anne to the equity partnership. Her contribution to the ownership of the business will be invaluable.
“She’s a much-loved member of our family and we were delighted when Jo-anne decided to “come home” some years ago, after a spell working elsewhere. We are lucky she has chosen to be part of the leadership and ownership of the firm for years to come.”