Harrison Drury has added to its commercial litigation team with the appointment of solicitor Gill Ashcroft.
Gill has re-joined the firm following a spell working for international law firm DAC Beachcroft in Manchester. She originally completed her training contract and qualified as a solicitor with Harrison Drury in September 2018.
She will advise clients on a wide range of commercial disputes including contractual disputes, intellectual property disputes, shareholder disputes and negligence claims.
Speaking of her return to the firm, Gill, said: “It’s great to have gained the experience of working within a large international firm.
“I’m now relishing the opportunity of using this experience to help our clients at Harrison Drury. It’s a place that means a lot to me having completed my training and qualified here.”
Owen McKenna, director at Harrison Drury, said: “We’ve focused on making Harrison Drury a great place to work, where our people feel valued, and where they get the right support to make a difference for our clients and communities.
“It’s pleasing to know that our employee offering is able to attract new talent and persuade people to return to Harrison Drury. Gill is an incredibly bright lawyer and will be an asset to our commercial clients.”
Harrison Drury has also recruited paralegals Maria Roussari and Dulcimer McLaughlin to its commercial property and property litigation teams respectively.
Maria is originally from Greece and studied in London before moving to Lancaster. She joins the firm from Forbes Solicitors and will be based at Harrison Drury’s Preston office supporting the commercial property team.
Dulcimer, who lives in Blackpool, joins the firm after working as a legal advisor in the Law Clinic at Lancashire Law School for the past two years. She will also work at the Preston office and will assist the property litigation team.
Pictured above from left to right are Gill Ashcroft, Owen McKenna, Maria Roussari and Dulcimer McLaughlin.