August 16, 2013

New appointment boosts our expertise

We are pleased to welcome lawyer Laura Short to further strengthen our contentious trusts and estates team headed by partner Martin Holdsworth.

Laura, who joins us just four months after Martin set up our new private client services team, will help to manage the firm’s growing client portfolio.

Twenty-seven-year-old Laura, who comes from Doncaster, studied law at Newcastle University and returned to her native Yorkshire where she worked for three well-known local law practices before joining us.

Laura said: “I am delighted to have joined such a prestigious and highly regarded niche practice where I am working alongside Martin, who has a fantastic reputation. I am looking forward to the challenge of helping create an outstanding contentious trusts and estates team.”

Martin Holdsworth, listed as a key individual in industry bible Chambers for specialising in contentious private client matters, said: “Laura’s appointment is the cornerstone of our ambitious plans to establish an outstanding department that compliments the firm’s family and financial remedies expertise. Laura’s enthusiasm and particular expertise in wills and probate litigation will be invaluable.”

Laura, who attended Hayfield School in Auckley, Doncaster, loves the outdoors and is a keen skier, climber and horsewoman.  The Jones Myers team is looking forward to sampling some of Laura’s cakes as she is also a keen baker!

For more information about how our contentious trusts and estates team can help call 0113 246 0055.