A LAW firm has announced a major new expansion with the hiring of 17 new members of staff.

Blackburn based Napthens, which also has offices in Preston, Blackpool, Southport and Kendal, hired the new professionals over the first three months of 2021.

This comes after the coronavirus pandemic forced law firms and their clients all across the country to adapt in the face of the unprecedented crisis.

Napthens CEO Shru Morris said: “In what has been a challenging 12 months for everyone, we have continued to support clients’ needs across our commercial and private client services.

“As we look to develop further specialisms and build on our expertise across the board and our recruitment reflects our commitment to providing the greatest service possible for each and every one of our clients.

"As the region looks to bounce back following the pandemic, we will continue to expand our service offering and will be announcing further new arrivals in the coming weeks.”

Naphens' new staff members include two additions to the Litigation team, with the recruitment of senior associate solicitor Charlotte Barron and solicitor Jordan Davies.

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Charlotte Barron

Ms Barron specialises in commercial dispute resolutions and brings 15 years of experience working for clients from the USA, China, Italy and Australia with her.

Ms Davies meanwhile specialises in inheritance disputes and will join a team that handles a variety of cases, from challenging the validity of a will to mismanagement of estates by personal representatives.

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Jordan Davies

Another new addition is health and safety consultant and construction specialist Andy Ellis,who brings over ten years’ experience working across house building, civil engineering, mechanical and electrical installation.

Beyond its litigation and health and safety teams, Napthens has made a further eight additions to its commercial property, rural, private client, employment and corporate practices sections, whilst also adding to its business services teams.