Andrew & Co Solicitors Builds Strength in Numbers
Following a successful start to the year Andrew & Co Solicitors has appointed two new staff, further strengthening its Wills & Estate Planning and Employment & Dispute Resolution teams respectively.
Solicitor Alison Elwess commenced her legal career in 2004 initially working across sectors, including conveyancing and commercial, before specialising in private client work.
In her new role at Andrew & Co, Alison will deliver support to clients in dealing with their wills and powers of attorney. She will also be advising on estate planning including issues relating to the payment of care fees and inheritance tax
Originally from Harrogate, Alison grew up in Gainsborough and said she is relishing the new challenge.
“I really enjoy the technical aspects of private client work and being able to help people at what can be a very difficult time in their lives,” she said.
“However, I’d been working at a large practice for several years and wanted a change. When the opportunity came up at Andrew & Co it was a case of right place, right time. The culture here is very different as it’s a smaller, friendlier team but it still offers the same quality of work.”
Partner and Head of Private Client at Andrew & Co Solicitors Helen Newson said she’s delighted to welcome Alison to the team.
"Alison brings with her a great deal of experience,” said Helen.
“She is also a member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), which will help ensure our team continues to deliver an excellent professional service to individuals and families with empathy and sensitivity.”
Also new to Andrew & Co Solicitors is Nigel Bescoby, who was previously Head of Litigation at a Lincoln firm of solicitors for 16 years.
Nigel started his career in law after leaving school at 16, working his way up to Chartered Legal Executive status.
Over the past 20 years Nigel has specialised in dispute resolution, acting for both private individuals and corporate clients.
As part of Andrew & Co’s Employment and Dispute Resolution team Nigel will be working on landlord and tenant matters, contested probate claims, boundary disputes, general contract and consumer matters.
“This role differs from what I was doing before,” explained Nigel, “as it involves a broader range of commercial client work.
“Andrew & Co is an established firm with an excellent reputation. The work is really varied, and I enjoy working with Annette and the rest of the team. They place a lot of importance on giving realistic advice and balancing the cost with the benefits to the client, which is important when dealing with a litigious area of work.
“I’m also enjoying getting to know the clients and taking the time to understand their aims and needs so we can achieve the best possible outcome.”
Partner and Head of Employment and Dispute Resolution Annette Wood said: “Nigel is a real asset to the team as he brings with him a wealth of knowledge, particularly in landlord and tenant work.
“Our aim is to continue growing the team and the client base. We have a wide spectrum of experience in dispute resolution matters but we’re looking to broaden that range even further.”