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Trethowans celebrates appointment and senior promotion


Trethowans is celebrating a partner level promotion in its litigation team and has welcomed another new member to its banking and finance team.

Jennifer Bowes, who joined the firm as a trainee solicitor in 2008, was promoted to partner this spring after spending over 12 years developing her expertise in commercial litigation.

Jennifer handles a wide range of disputes, acting for both claimants and defendants including contractual litigation, debt recovery, professional negligence claims, construction disputes, intellectual property matters, breach of confidence, defamation and insolvency.

Trethowans’ litigation team has a national reputation and is recognised as a ‘strong’ team appreciated for its ‘great commercial awareness and good value for money’ according to Chambers & Partners.

Harriet Olway, who qualified as a solicitor in March 2020, joins Trethowans’ banking and finance team as part of its continued growth. After spending the last five years working her way up from paralegal level at a well-known national firm, Harriet has expertise in a range of financial transactions including commercial, asset and property finance, as well as those with multiple jurisdictions.

She joins new head of team Steve Cole, whose appointment was announced in April; a major statement by the firm, reflecting its continued commitment to the provision of dedicated banking and finance services to the surrounding regions.

Mike Watson, Managing Partner at Trethowans, added: “We’re extremely proud of the progress we have made with recruitment this year. Harriet is one of 26 new joiners in 2021 and we’re thrilled to have her on board.

“Jennifer’s promotion to partner is a special one for us as she has been with us since the very beginning of her legal career. We wish both Harriet and Jennifer all the success for the future.”

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