The appointment of a trio of senior hires has been hailed as a “milestone” for regional law firm Steele Raymond. The appointments of Tim Higham and Jane Lynch in their residential property and private client teams respectively has been complemented by Rachel Hadfield as Marketing Manager.
Senior Associate Jane Lynch joins the firm’s Wills, Trusts and Probate team from Reading firm Parfitt Cresswell. Jane is an experienced private client solicitor with extensive expertise in advising high-net-worth individuals and complex family dynamics on their wills, trusts and probate needs. Jane joins partner Kelly Greig who joined earlier in 2023 as head of the Estate Planning & Tax team.
Tim Higham joins the partnership from Trethowans and brings a wealth of experience in conveyancing, sales, purchases, mortgages, and rights over land. Tim is a champion for conveyancing, regularly taking to social media, and played a “pivotal role in growing Trethowans’ conveyancing operation.”
Newly appointed Marketing Manager Rachel Hadfield has a background in professional services marketing and PR, having most recently held the position of Head of Marketing, South at Azets. With over 15 years of experience, Rachel deeply understands the South region and its market.
The three new hires are the latest additions to the Steele Raymond team, joining high-profile recruits in Residential Development (Paul Hinett and Emma Pope, associate Henry Barker and solicitor Minaz-Parol Rahman) making Steele Raymond’s Residential Development team the largest in the South.
Of the appointments, Jennifer Rogerson, Managing Partner of Steele Raymond, said:
“2023 has been a pivotal year for Steele Raymond. The addition of Tim, Jane, and Rachel marks a cornerstone in our strategic growth.”
“These appointments, alongside other key recruitments and promotions, underscore our commitment to delivering top-tier legal services, ready to meet the evolving needs of our clients.”
“With our expanded team, we are poised to continue our trajectory as a leading law firm in the South.”
The firm promoted Shaun Guppy and Amelia Williams to the partnership in April, bringing the total number of partners to 25.