A Teesside woman has taken the next step on the legal ladder after being appointed as a partner at a top law firm.
Wendy Edwards has moved in to the role of partner at Archers Law having initially joined the firm in the firm nine years ago.
The 31-year-old graduated from Teesside University with an honours degree in Law in 2005 and was taken on by Archers within a year.
She went on to study with The Institute of Chartered Legal Executives, which requires the student to obtain both academic qualifications as well as five years’ full time experience working in a specialist area of law.
On completion of that she then went on to study the Legal Practice Course with the University of Law in York at weekends whilst working full time to qualify as a Solicitor..
In 2014 she was made an associate solicitor, and her rise to the position of partner is the next stage of her development at the Stockton-based firm.
Wendy said: “It has taken a lot of hard work to get to this stage, but I’m absolutely delighted to be made a Partner.
“This is something I have always had ambitions to do, and I am very much looking forward to being a bigger part of this dynamic and successful firm.”
The firm’s Wills Probate and Trusts team consists of five solicitors, two legal assistants and six legal secretaries, and Wendy’s new role will see her take on the management of this department.
She added: “We pride ourselves on giving high quality, specialist service.
“In the Teesside area there are just six solicitors who are registered with the organisation Solicitors for the Elderly, and three of those work in the Wills Probate and Trusts team at Archers Law.”