A lawyer who initially trained at Thursfields 15 years ago has been attracted back to a senior position at the company’s Kidderminster office.

Lorna Tipple studied law at Lancaster University, the University of Birmingham and the College of Law before starting her training contract at Thursfields.

She went on to work at Higgs & Sons, Harrison Clark Rickerbys, Irwin Mitchell and even ran her own firm, Horizon Family Law before joining niche family lawyers Benussi & Co in 2017.

Now Lorna, who lives in Worcestershire, has returned to Thursfields as an Associate Director in the Family Law department after being impressed with the company’s continuing reputation for “embracing change”.

Shane Miller, Director of the Family Law department at Thursfields, said: “We’re thrilled to have attracted Lorna back to the company.

She is a top family lawyer with a wide and varied experience including running her own law firm, and she will help strengthen our Family Law services from the Kidderminster office.”

Lorna, who is also a keen singer and a member of the BBC award-winning Birmingham Town Hall Gospel Choir, said: “I am delighted to be back at Thursfields.

Whether it’s technology or working practices, this company has a growing reputation for embracing change and seems to me to be a real forward-thinker, trail blazing the way for other firms to follow.

The Family Law department is compiled of a great team of people and I’m looking forward to helping further the department’s and indeed the firm’s growth and development.”

Thursfields Solicitors scooped the ‘Family Law Firm of the Year’ trophy for the Midlands in the national Family Law Awards 2018.

Lorna joined Thursfields at the same time as Fiona Boxwell, who has been recruited as an associate director in the company’s expanding Corporate team.

The pair are two of several key appointments Thursfields has made in the first few months of 2019, taking overall staff numbers to 155 at its eight offices in Birmingham, Solihull, Worcester, Kidderminster, Halesowen, Sedgley and Stourport-on-Severn.

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