Promotions at growing law firm Trethowans

13 Jul 2019

Trethowans has unveiled a string of promotions as it continues to develop its award-winning legal team.

The firm has promoted six staff, with five taking on the title of associate and one becoming a senior associate.

In Bournemouth, Franziska Prosch de Escate has been promoted from associate to senior associate. Franziska is a key member of Trethowans’ commercial property team in Dorset and, having exceeded her targets last year, is increasingly working with the firm’s larger clients covering development sites. She is also involved in investment property work for Trethowans’ London-based clients.

Linden Talbot, who splits his time between the Southampton and Bournemouth offices, has been promoted from solicitor to associate in the commercial litigation team. Since joining Trethowans around a year ago, Linden has continued to impress and grow his client base while providing invaluable litigation support to the commercial teams in both Southampton and Bournemouth.

Also celebrating promotion is Jon Laidler, who has worked in both the Salisbury and Southampton offices since he joined Trethowans in 2014. He is now deputy team leader in Southampton, where he has helped to grow the local client base as well as assisting in growing London referrals.

Fellow Southampton  Lawyer Melanie Trim has been promoted to associate in the commercial property team. Melanie has more than 14 years of experience in the sector and is a qualified Chartered Legal Executive. As well as undertaking a broad mix of work for some of the firm’s largest clients she is also a member of the Lexcel Committee.

Laura Towey joined Trethowans as a trainee and qualified into Commercial Property in 2016. Now she is one of the five solicitors celebrating a promotion to associate. As well as her work looking after commercial property clients in Southampton, Laura is chair of the charities committee at Trethowans and regularly lends a hand with training other members of the team.

In Salisbury, Derek Bryer has become an associate in the private client team. Among the many issues he advises clients on are estate administration, setting up trusts, inheritance tax planning, the preparation of wills, powers of attorney and Court of Protection applications. In addition to his role at Trethowans he is a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) and a Dementia Friend in association with the Alzheimer’s Society.

Chris Whiteley, managing partner of Trethowans, said of the promotions: “We firmly believe in nurturing talent. All of those promoted have shown they have exactly what it takes to play an important part in Trethowans’ future and we welcome them to their new roles within the firm as associates. It’s another example of how we recognise and reward our staff.”


Andy Duckworth

Finance Director