Hill Dickinson announced the expansion of its private client team with the addition of two new associates.
Joining Hill Dickinson’s growing team in the North West are senior associate Richard Leslie and associate Kelly Monaghan.
Richard Leslie joins the North West team as a senior associate based in the firm’s Manchester office. Richard has been a solicitor for over 20 years and is a full member of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners). Richard joins Hill Dickinson from Weightmans where he previously worked as a consultant solicitor for five years. Richard has extensive experience helping families and business owners on succession planning and tax mitigation through wills, trusts, deeds of variation, family charters and family investment companies.
Kelly Monaghan joins Hill Dickinson’s Liverpool office as an associate from Maxwell Hodge. Kelly qualified as a solicitor in 2016 but has over four years’ experience working in the private client field. Kelly specialises in will drafting and the administration of estates including obtaining grants of probate. Her other areas of expertise include the preparation of lasting powers of attorney and applications to the Court of Protection.
Announcing the appointments, Susan Sherry, legal director of the private client team, commented: “We are thrilled to expand our existing strong private client team in the North West with two excellent new solicitors. Both Richard and Kelly will be great additions to the team and bring a wealth of skills and knowledge with them.”