John Fawcett Appointed as Head of Two Teams

John Fawcett

We have recruited experienced associate solicitor John Fawcett to lead two departments – our Court of Protection and Lasting Powers of Attorney team and our Wills, Probate and Planning for the Future team.

John has specialised in all of these areas of work for over 20 years and has worked most recently at Slater & Gordon and Linder Myers.

John said: “I’m excited to join Bromleys and build on the great work of my predecessors. I see both teams as being specialist areas, but at the same time complementing each other. There is a good deal of overlap between the two teams and my aim is to see both teams grow and develop together, side-by-side.

“I knew of Bromleys’ excellent reputation, both as a Manchester Legal Awards-winning firm, and particularly in relation to its Court of Protection practice from its recognition at the British Wills and Probate Awards. I look forward to enhancing both of the teams and developing new and innovative key services for our ever-expanding client base.”

John has joined us during lockdown, with the teams working remotely. That in itself has proven to be a novel challenge. “My induction was undertaken remotely, but I have taken the opportunity to get to know my teams, the clients with whom we work and their families through being in the office with the skeleton team. It has been challenging but I have now had the opportunity to meet everyone in my teams on a face-to-face basis. Unfortunately, I have not yet had a chance to meet all of my clients, but I am sure that will happen as soon as the lockdown measures are lifted and it is safe to do so.”

Senior partner Mark Hirst said: “John brings to our firm a wealth of expertise and experience gained over several decades, including high-value and complex trust and probate matters, business protection trusts, and of course the management of the affairs of vulnerable people. He is also experienced in leading and developing teams, and his warmth of personality struck us immediately.

“I am confident he will be a huge success in his role, ensuring we continue to support our vulnerable clients in a caring and effective way.”