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Trethowans growth in Winchester continues as it celebrates new joiners and promotions

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Trethowans in Winchester are ending 2023 on a high, with two new joiners and senior level promotions.

In November, Trethowans welcomed Leyla Whitlingum and Charlotte West-Withers. Leyla has joined as Head of Private Client in Winchester. Her expertise includes all areas of private client law including trust creation and the administration of complex estates as well as contentious probate, where she has acted in Will disputes and Inheritance Act claims.

Charlotte West-Withers has joined the Agricultural & Rural Property team as a Senior Associate. Charlotte returns to Trethowans having previously undertaken her training at the firm. She has experience in acting in a wide range of matters for large rural landholdings, high net-worth individuals and institutional landowners, mainly in relation to farms and landed estates.

Trethowans has also celebrated the success of two of its team members with promotions for Laura Bell and Lorna Secker. Laura Bell was promoted to Partner in the Family team in October, she is a collaborative practitioner and mediator, advising clients on resolving issues arising out of separation.

Lorna Secker has taken over the role of Head of Residential Property in Winchester. Lorna has extensive local knowledge of Winchester and its surrounding areas and deals with all aspects of residential property work including sales and purchases, transfers of equity, new builds and remortgages.

Emma Wilders-Pratt, Head of the Winchester office at Trethowans, said: “We’re pleased to welcome Leyla and Charlotte to our Winchester team. Since the office launched in 2021 we have seen a headcount growth of 37%, and we are still looking to recruit further into the office. I would also like to congratulate Laura and Lorna on their promotions.

It has been an exciting year for Trethowans, which saw us recognised by Chambers as a leading firm for private wealth and high value residential work. We have also become the Strategic Partner for the Theatre Royal Winchester. After such a successful year, we look forward to seeing what 2024 has to bring.”

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