Thursfields Solicitors has recruited an experienced lawyer from the charity sector to help strengthen its Dispute Resolution department at its Birmingham office.
Katherine Ellis joins Thursfields as a Senior Associate Solicitor after spending three years with the British Heart Foundation in London as a Solicitor and Legacy Manager, where she led a team specialising in estate administration with an emphasis on complex and contested estates.
Katherine studied at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Keele University and the LPC College of Law in Chester, then worked at a local firm for nearly seven years where she began focusing on disputed estates before entering the charity sector, initially with the PDSA vet charity.
Katherine said: “I’m thrilled to have joined Thursfields which I feel is a progressive firm in a period of growth, open to new ideas and initiatives.
From what I’ve seen and heard the company is constantly striving to provide the best quality service for clients, and I wanted to be a part of that.”
Michelle O’Hara, Director of Commercial Services at Thursfields, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Katherine to the company. Her knowledge and expertise in contested estates adds further experience to our Dispute Resolution team.
It’s encouraging to hear that such high-calibre lawyers are attracted to join Thursfields as a result of the company’s growing reputation across the Midlands.”
She is one of several new appointments Thursfields has made in the first few weeks of 2019, taking overall staff numbers to 155 at its eight offices in Birmingham, Solihull, Worcester, Kidderminster, Halesowen, Sedgley and Stourport-on-Severn.