Clough & Willis adds to partnership and makes double promotion

Bury and Bolton law firm Clough & Willis has announced a new partner and made two internal promotions.

Nicola Finbow, who joined the firm in 2018 as head of the private client team, is now a partner. Nicola focusses on a variety of core work including wealth and succession planning, inheritance tax advice, trust creation and administration, wills, lasting powers of attorney and estate administration. She is also a full member of STEP, the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning.

Also in the private client team, Rhianna Bateson has been promoted to associate solicitor. Rhianna has worked at Clough & Willis since 2017 and like Nicola covers all areas of private client law. She is a member of the Solicitors for the Elderly and is due to complete her final examinations to become STEP qualified.  Rhianna graduated with a first class law degree from UCLAN in 2012. Rhianna completed her Legal Practice Course in 2013 qualifying in July 2016.

The final promotion is Sue Trudgeon who is now an associate in the firm’s property team.  Sue who qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in April 2009 joined Clough & Willis in April 2016.  Sue deals with a variety of residential property work including sales, purchases, re-mortgages and transfers of equity, purchases of freehold and first registrations. 

Lee Marston – managing partner of Clough & Willis – said: “Despite the challenging times we face, Clough & Willis is committed to investing in our talent and promote from within the firm. All three are fantastic lawyers and they each have a wealth of experience that benefits both the business and their clients.”