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Clough & Willis announces new partner, associate promotion and NQ appointments

Bury and Bolton law firm Clough & Willis has promoted Andy Herricks to Partner and Ryan Browne to Associate solicitor. The company has also announced that Joshua Beattie and Rafia Faruk have now qualified after completing their respective training contracts and will be staying on as solicitors.

Andy joined Clough & Willis in October last year as Head of the Corporate team. He has over 20 years’ experience working as a corporate and commercial lawyer advising entrepreneurs and owner-managed clients across the North West. His specialisms include share sales, acquisitions and MBOs through to advising on complex shareholders’ agreements, re-organisations, share buy-backs and de-mergers. He also advises on complex contractual arrangements and has expertise in advising digital and creative clients on brand protection and other intellectual property issues.

Ryan Browne was appointed to the Private Client team in September 2022. Since his arrival, Ryan has focused on the drafting of wills and estate administration, grant applications, inheritance tax returns, deputyships and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Joshua Beattie joined Clough & Willis as a paralegal in 2020. He started his training contract in 2022 and will now be developing his career in the Litigation team where he will provide expert legal counsel and dispute resolution services.

Rafia Faruk also joined as a paralegal and started her training contract at the same time as Joshua. She will remain in the Private Client team and will be working on a range of services including the drafting of LPAs and wills as well as estate administration.

Lee Marston – managing partner of Clough & Willis – said: “Since arriving at Clough & Wilis, Andy has really made his mark. His unwavering ambition to grow the Corporate team stands out so inviting him to become a Partner was an easy decision. Myself and the rest of the partnership are looking forward to seeing him develop and further expand our corporate client base across the region.

Lee added: “I’d also like to praise Ryan, Joshua and Rafia who are all highly talented solicitors. Their tenacity and determination shine out as is their commitment to adding value – both to their teams and to their clients.”  

Commenting on his promotion, Andy said: “Since joining the firm I have enjoyed working with a team of knowledgeable colleagues who are all specialists in their fields and with a diverse client base. I am delighted to become a Partner and I am looking forward to help shape the future of the business.”


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