One of Yorkshire’s most prominent law firms, Coles Solicitors, has begun 2017 by welcoming two new Solicitors as they continue to see an increase in demand for their services.
Solicitor Emma Ladd has been appointed the new head of the firm’s Commercial department to manage an already successful and highly experienced team. Jessica Dodds has joined the Family Law department due to the increased demand for services in their Ripon, Harrogate and Settle offices.
Coles Solicitors already have a strong presence in Commercial Property and believe that Emma’s skills and experience will compliment these services by providing legal advice in the areas of business and share acquisitions and disposals, commercial contracts, including standard terms and conditions of business, franchising arrangements and joint ventures, intellectual property registration and exploitation and competition law issues. Emma is also a Notary Public and has a special interest in commercial law issues with an international element.
Emma has over twelve years of legal experience and is moving from her home town of Newbury in Berkshire where she worked at Gardner Leader LLP and handled a varied company/commercial workload, everything from multi-million pound business sales and purchases to terms and conditions for SMEs.
Emma was recommended in the Legal 500 in 2015 for her “excellent business acumen, timeliness and attention to detail” and again in 2016 for being “extremely good with SMEs and partnership conflict”. She is extremely skilled at not only providing standalone business law services to clients, but also working with other departments, such as litigation, commercial property, family and employment, to provide a joined up client experience.
With over six years of work experience, Jessica specialises in areas of family and wills and probate. Originally from Ripon, she has practised family law in other parts of the country and even other parts of the world, settling for a short time in India where she worked as a Bombay High Court Advocate specialising in domestic violence matters.
Jessica is delighted with her appointment at Coles Solicitors and adds “I am happy to join such a well-respected and long established Yorkshire based firm. I am looking forward to adding to the wealth of legal experience in the practice.”
Peter Gibson, Managing Director at Coles Solicitors is delighted to welcome both Emma and Jessica to the firm. He adds “We look forward to the ideas, initiatives and scope both Emma and Jessica will bring to this position and we anticipate a successful and prosperous future ahead for the firm.”
To make an appointment with either Emma or Jessica, please call 0800 160 10 10.