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Clarke Willmott expands commercial litigation team in Manchester…

Submitted by on December 4, 2019 – 7:00 am |

Christie Johnson, Sophie Woodley, John Flint and Geraldine StephensManchester law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has expanded its commercial litigation team with the appointment of two new members of staff.

Christie Johnson joins the team as a Solicitor and Sophie Woodley joins as a Paralegal.

Christie Johnson comes from Glaisyers Solicitors where he worked for five years as a paralegal and solicitor, bringing experience in commercial disputes, property disputes, insolvency, debt recovery, contested probate and trust disputes.

At Clarke Willmott Christie will be focussing on dispute resolution, specialising in company contractual disputers, unfair prejudice claims, derivative actions and injunctions. He will also deal with professional negligence claims and defamation.

Sophie Woodley completed the Legal Practice Course at Northumbria University, achieving a Distinction and joins Clarke Willmott from a Newcastle-upon-Tyne firm.

Sophie has also volunteered at the Citizens Advice Bureau and has been a member of both the Junior Lawyers Division and Women Lawyers Division.

At Clarke Willmott Sophie will be assisting with complex commercial litigation disputes, in particular director, shareholder and partnership disputes; professional advisor claims; defamation; contractual disputes, injunctions and asset recovery.

John Flint, Partner in the commercial and private client litigation team at Clarke Willmott in Manchester said: “I am delighted to welcome two such talented young lawyers to our rapidly expanding commercial litigation team. It will be a pleasure for me to help them develop and see their legal careers flourish at Clarke Willmott.

“Their expertise in the sector will be extremely valuable for our busy team which has an excellent and growing reputation for leading legal advice in the city.

“Their appointments also underline the continued growth of the office as a whole. The business is enjoying an exciting time of expansion and appointments in Manchester.”

Clarke Willmott is a national law firm with offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton.

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