All Change in Bromleys’ Dispute Resolution Team

As part of the growth since joining the MAPD Group, Bromleys are delighted to announce the appointment of Rachael Frankland as the new Head of the Dispute Resolution department.

Rachael joined Bromleys in 2012, initially as a paralegal and then as a trainee, and qualified in 2014. She has spent all of her time at Bromleys in the Dispute Resolution team, and has developed expertise in a range of areas, including employment, shareholder and partnership disputes, property and contractual disputes, personal injury and disputes involving individual’s estates. She is equally adept at prosecuting or defending claims and takes pride in trying to seek early resolution to disputes before they reach a court or tribunal.

Rachael’s appointment coincides with Mark Hirst stepping back to be a consultant after 17 years leading the team, and 10 years as managing partner. Speaking of her new leadership role, Rachael said: “I am honoured, delighted and excited by this appointment. My team is expanding to deal with the increasing number of instructions coming in, and we are all committed to making a positive difference to our clients.”

Paul Westwell, the Managing Partner at the Ashton under Lyne firm, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to promote Rachael. She is and has been since she joined us an absolute asset to the firm.

“With her extensive experience in dispute resolution and employment law, and her practical, pragmatic and commercial approach as well as her passion for helping all of our clients whether they are commercial clients or individuals, we know she will excel as the Team Leader. She has lots of ideas as to how to move the department further forward.”

Bromleys are continuously going from strength to strength as they continue to grow. As well as Rachael’s promotion, the firm has also hired assistant solicitor, Saqib Kazam, and paralegal Kismet Khaleeq, to support and work alongside Rachael. Saqib has considerable experience in disputes over contracts, property disputes, personal injury claims, settlement agreements, and personal insolvency.

Mr Westwell added: “Our team of legal experts will be able to deliver clear, concise legal advice, and that in turn will enable our clients to achieve the best possible outcome as quickly as possible. They all work closely together. To have the team expanding and growing is great news, both for the firm and for those seeking to use our comprehensive range of services. The expansion of this team is the first of several developments which are currently in the pipeline. It is an exciting time for both the Dispute Resolution team and the firm generally.”