GHP Legal strengthens team with key promotions


Leading multi-discipline law firm, GHP Legal, has strengthened its team with a series of key promotions. The Wrexham promotions are part of the firm’s continuing growth strategy that commenced with a merger with Oswestry law firm, Milton, Francis & Hughes, closely followed by the opening of prestigious new commercial offices in Oswestry alongside the firm’s existing Willow Street offices in the town.

During this 2019 restructuring, Senior Solicitor, Wendy Marles, was promoted to Head of Residential Property. Wendy qualified some 21 years ago and since 2004 has specialised in all aspects of freehold and leasehold residential property work including plot sales, transfer of equity, probate related sales, mortgages and shared ownership.

Wendy also works closely with Senior Solicitor, Iain Hall, on widespread residential estate development projects. Iain, who joined GHP Legal in 2014 after relocating to the area from East Lancashire where he was a partner with two different law firms, was promoted to Head of Commercial Property during the 2019 restructuring.

With more than 25 years’ experience in commercial property, Iain Hall deals with everything from development work and construction contracts to landlord and tenant matters and bank security work. During the past two years GHP Legal has expanded its commercial property work considerably in North Wales and the North of England, including supporting the purchase, funding and development of several residential projects.

The most recent internal promotion for the firm is to the Head of Public Authority Law. This goes to Shane Maddocks, a solicitor who has worked across the Court of Protection, Mental Health and Family and Civil Litigation departments and draws upon his experience in dealing with Public Authorities to lead this growing department. Keen to help the most vulnerable sector of society, Shane is also accredited with the Law Society in the area of Mental Capacity (Welfare) and has extensive experience in assisting vulnerable clients bring Court actions against Public Authorities.

Robert Williams, Partner at GHP Legal, said:

“GHP Legal has undergone extensive strategic growth over the past few years. We are one of the longest standing and largest independent law firms in the region, with a client base stretching across more than 10 counties in England and Wales. The continuing internal restructuring demonstrates our commitment to constantly improving the services we offer to our clients as well as recognising and rewarding the hard work of our staff.”

Pictured: From left: Shane Maddocks, Wendy Marles, Iain Hall

  • Published on 23rd December 2019