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Actons Unveils String of Promotions

Actons has further strengthened its private client team with the promotion of three senior lawyers as Directors.

Bindiya Patel, Cara Watson and Heather Parker have been promoted and became Directors on 1 February 2021, and will rotate in the role as Head of Private Client.

Bindiya has been with the firm since 2016 and successfully completed the STEP diploma in late 2019, the kitemark qualification for private client lawyers. She became a fully accredited member and Trust and Estate Practitioner in early 2020.

Cara, who has a particular interest in advising farming families, joined the firm in 2017 and is also STEP qualified. She has recently taken on the role as Chair of the East Midlands branch of STEP.

Heather, who initially takes on the role as Head of Private Client, joined the firm as an Associate in 2020 having qualified as a solicitor in 2005. She is a Chair of the Nottinghamshire Law Society’s Private Client Committee and is a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly and STEP.

In January 2021 fellow team member Ruth Swain was promoted to Associate after celebrating an impressive 21 years’ service.

The team also includes Family lawyer and Director Mike Spencer and Paralegal Louise Craven.

The team are now keen to continue innovating their service delivery. This was demonstrated late last year with the launch of a new sophisticated online option to start the process of making or reviewing a Will working in partnership with legal technology specialist Settify.

Simon Dakin, Chairman at Actons commented: “I am delighted to welcome Heather, Cara and Bindiya as Directors, and congratulate Ruth on her promotion to Associate. Retaining our talented lawyers, by providing a genuine career opportunity, is a key part of our strategy.”

“The promotions reflect their personality, commitment, experience and ability, all of which allows them to excel as a team and as individuals. The fact that we now have three STEP qualified Directors at Actons demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest quality legal advice to our clients.”

“I am looking forward to Heather, Cara, Bindiya and Ruth making a significant contribution to the firm’s future success.”

Posted on February 5, 2021

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