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Morecrofts embarks on major recruitment drive after record year

Morecrofts Solicitors has welcomed 14 new members of staff in recent months following a period of unprecedented growth.

Annual turnover at the firm rose above £5m for the first time, leading Morecrofts to strengthen its team across all six offices in Merseyside.

Among those is highly-experienced legal executive Liz Potter, who has joined the family matrimonial team. She has worked in family law for 25 years across Merseyside, Halton and Wirral and is based between Morecrofts’ Prescot and Woolton offices. A Fellow of CILEx for 13 years and a member of Resolution, she has significant experience in divorce, financial resolution, private children law applications and cohabitation matters, with a keen interest in resolution of matrimonial financial matters and private children advocacy.

A large number of new team members have arrived in the family law team, including solicitor Heather Lyon, who has joined in the Liverpool office alongside paralegal Liam Negus and trainee legal executive Liz Dubkova. They are joined by family paralegal Emily-Jayne Laughton, based in Woolton, and Keeva Gilroy and Freja Hopwood, who are both based in the Birkenhead office.

Rejoining the firm is private client solicitor Kate McEvoy, who spent more than three years with Morecrofts until 2020 and returns to the Crosby office. She is joined in the private client team by paralegal Samantha Lack in the firm’s Woolton office.

Morecrofts has also strengthened its property team, with the addition of paralegal Antonia Shelley in the Prescot office, while fellow paralegal Lesley Agugua has joined the employment law team, based in Liverpool.

Katie Ward has been recruited as a costsperson in the firm’s fee unit in Liverpool, while Jasmine Wilks and Louise Burdett-Fox have also been appointed as apprentice receptionists.

Alison Lobb, managing partner at Morecrofts Solicitors, said:

“Thanks to the outstanding work of our staff, the past 12 months has been a really successful period for our business, with growth in client instructions across all departments.

“We have therefore broadened our staff base across all areas of the business to support our existing teams and ensure we are well-positioned to retain our current momentum to achieve further growth in the coming years.

“We are pleased to have been able to recruit an excellent blend of outstanding, experienced lawyers alongside young, emerging talent and the future looks very bright for clients and staff at Morecrofts.”

Liz Potter said:

“Morecrofts has an award-winning family law team and a deserved reputation as the leading family law firm in the region.

“The firm shares my passion for excellence in this area and a commitment to supporting clients at one of the most difficult times in their life.

“I am delighted to have joined the team and I look forward to using my experience to further develop the advice and support we offer to clients.”