Davis Blank Furniss is growing its core team following the appointment of two new solicitors; Charlotte Fielding will be focussing on dispute resolution work, whilst Laura Johnson is in the private client department. Both appointments follow the successful completions of their respective training contracts at the firm.
Charlotte studied Law at the University of Manchester graduating in 2007. She then worked for two different large law firms within their high value personal injury teams where she acted on behalf of Insurer clients. Charlotte then started her training contract with Davis Blank Furniss in March 2012 during which time she completed seats in the business, property and dispute resolution departments. Charlotte qualified as a solicitor in September 2013 and her areas of expertise now include; debt recovery, breach of contract claims, shareholder and director disputes, general contractual disputes, landlord and tenant, property litigation, terms and conditions disputes, contentious probate and professional negligence claims.
Before joining Davis Blank Furniss in September 2011 as a trainee solicitor, the firm’s second new appointment – Laura Johnson – studied History and Politics at Newcastle University and she then went on to complete the Law Conversion at the College of Law in York. Her role now involves dealing with all aspects of private client work, in particular; making wills, administering probate, setting up Personal Injury Compensation Trusts and creating Powers of Attorney. Laura also assists with all areas of family law matters and she provides practical advice to clients throughout their divorce proceedings.
Charlotte said: “Both Laura and I are delighted to now be part of the Davis Blank Furniss team full time. We both thoroughly enjoyed our training contracts so being kept on is great news – especially as so many of our contemporaries are finding it hard to secure positions, thanks to the ongoing market conditions.”
Kate Oldfield – managing partner – added; “As a business, we are firmly focused on growth and we recognised both Charlotte and Laura had real talent from the moment they joined us. This – coupled with their enthusiasm, commitment and focus – meant we were delighted to confirm their appointments which enhance two already strong teams.”