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Bray & Bray has bolstered its growing dispute resolution team with the appointment of Richard Woodward as an Associate Solicitor.

Richard Woodward joins the firm from Midlands law firm Flint Bishop where he trained as a solicitor, and will work in the dispute resolution team that is headed up by commercial and civil litigation specialist Lorna Trueman.

A registered member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS), Lorna Trueman joined Bray & Bray as Head of Dispute Resolution in 2020 from a leading regional law firm where she headed up the eight-strong dispute resolution team.

In her role at Bray & Bray, Lorna, who is also a Partner at the firm, provides advice on a range of litigation matters, with significant experience in advising all types of businesses, including PLCs , SMEs, sole traders and partnerships. A significant part of her practice also includes complex and high value contentious probate disputes. The appointment of Richard will help accelerate the dispute resolution team’s ambitious growth plans, as Lorna explains:

“Richard’s skills and experience make him the perfect fit for Bray & Bray, and will further enhance our ability to provide an outstanding level of service to clients. As demand for the very best quality of advice in dispute resolution continues to rise due to the current economic climate and related challenges for businesses, there is a great deal of potential for growth across both our client base and our team. As a team, we look forward to playing a part in the firm’s continued growth and success.”

Tim Gladdle, Senior Partner and Head of Corporate & Commercial Law at Bray & Bray, said:

“Lorna and Richard’s appointments represent significant additions to the firm. Their proven specialist skills and expertise will help strengthen our high level of client service and are a clear indicator of our focused strategy for sustainable growth and continued excellence. As Head of Dispute Resolution, Lorna has extensive experience in complex and high value commercial litigation, the backbone of which is providing her excellent advice and guidance to commercial businesses in disputes relating to contract, land, civil fraud, professional negligence and landlord and tenant issues. She is also highly skilled in dealing with contentious probate claims, having built a strong and established practice in this area.”

“Disputes occur in both business and personal matters and it is important that our clients have the very best legal experts onside to ensure a swift and favourable resolution.” Tim adds. “The appointment of both Lorna and Richard provides Bray & Bray with the opportunity to further enhance and develop our portfolio of legal expertise throughout the firm.”