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Bartletts Assists Employee To Become Qualified Solicitor

Chester-based law firm Bartletts Solicitors has promoted employee Frances Cartwright to the position of Solicitor at its Hoole office following the successful completion of her legal training.

Frances was undertaking her Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the University of Law in Manchester when she joined Bartletts Solicitors in 2015. Frances completed her LPC whilst working in our Wrexham office and she then went on to attend at the University of Law in Chester for her Professional Skills Course in order to complete her Training Contract.

Left to right Fran Cartwright and Nina Sperring

“After successfully completing her legal training, we were delighted to promote her to Solicitor and to welcome her to our Hoole team,” says Nina Sperring, Solicitor and Bartletts Solicitors Hoole Office Manager.

“It’s especially good news as Fran joins the only firm of solicitors in Hoole so no doubt clients in the local area will be pleased to know we have another wills and probate specialist in our office.”

Twenty-five-year-old Frances, who lives in Wrexham, will be focused on private client work in her new role as Solicitor, specialising in litigation, particularly in contested probate.

Fran Cartwright comments: “I’m so happy to be qualified as a solicitor and for my recent promotion within Bartletts Solicitors. Although I’ll miss my colleagues and clients in the Wrexham office, I’m excited to work as a Solicitor in the Hoole office and to be able to specialise in the area of wills and probate whilst putting my litigation experience to use.

“My role will include preparing wills, undertaking probate work and preparing Power of Attorney’s for our clients. I am also specialising in handling cases of contested probate – these cases can arise because of disputes between executors or beneficiaries of an estate, such as disputes over the value of assets, the suitability of an executor or disagreements amongst beneficiaries, as well as when a claim is made by or against an estate.

Bartletts Solicitors has supported me throughout my legal training and enabled me to develop my career and become fully qualified after just three years with the firm. I’m excited to work with new clients in the Hoole area and to assist them on all matters relating to wills and probate and to help resolve cases of contested probate quickly and sensitively.

Nina Sperring adds: “As a legal firm we pride ourselves on providing the best possible service to our clients, and one way we ensure this is by employing and supporting the right staff members in the first place – individuals who are either ready to undertake the LPC and develop their careers like Fran or those who already have the experience to join us in a more specialist role from the start.

“Fran is already a fantastic addition to our Hoole office and we, staff and clients alike, all look forward to working with her into the future.

“All that’s left to say is congratulations again Fran on your recent promotion, it is thoroughly deserved.”