Law firm Bromleys has boosted its ranks with the appointment of three solicitors.
Sue Darlington has joined the Tameside firm’s private client team to work alongside John Longworth, who heads the wills, probate and planning for the future department.
Property expert Rubina Begum has joined Bromleys’ corporate and commercial services team and Jessica Horsman has joined the care proceedings and social services team.
Sue specialises in advising on wills, estates, inheritance tax planning, trusts, probate and charity administration as well as drafting Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Her early career was spent at Manchester practice Bullock, Worthington & Jackson, which merged with Linder Myers. Sue still acts for clients of Bullock Worthington & Jackson.
Rubina, who previously worked at Manchester city centre firm Amie Tsang & Co, focuses on advising clients on property purchases, sales, leases and landlord and tenant matters.
She is working closely with Bromleys partner Paul Westwell, who heads the corporate and commercial team, and other members of the commercial litigation department.
Jessica specialises in child care law, including child protection matters. She has relocated from Co Durham, where she was at Hewitts Solicitors.
Jessica is experienced in particular with representing the interests of parents and grandparents in proceedings.
Meanwhile Bromleys has recruited Rob Johnson as financial controller to succeed Graham Roberts, who is to retire in the summer after 15 years at the firm.
Bromleys’ senior partner Mark Hirst said: “We’re delighted to welcome three new solicitors to the practice to help us meet demand from a growing client base.
“Sue, Rubina and Jessica all bring a wealth of experience and are excellent additions to our highly-regarded teams.
“They each have strong track records of providing a quality service to clients, with specialist knowledge in their fields of expertise.
“The trio join at an exciting time for Bromleys, with further recruitment imminent in our Court of Protection team following a significant increase in new instructions.”
Mark added: “Rob comes from a background in industry and will bring a fresh commercial approach to the way we operate.
“Graham has been integral to the firm’s growth and I have no doubt Rob will continue his good work and play a key role in our development.”