Berwins reshuffle for New Year

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Berwins Solicitors will ring the changes when it rings in the New Year, with a new managing director and financial director.

An internal reorganisation will see family law solicitor and director Sarah Smith take over as managing director of the Harrogate law firm, while fellow director Julie Jewers, head of the Life department, will be appointed to the role of financial director from January.

Residential property solicitor Carolynn Peace will continue in her roles as marketing director and chair of the board.

Current managing director Paul Berwin will become senior partner, with responsibility for overseeing the expansion of business-to-business services and development of the firm’s portfolio of clients in IT, intellectual property, employment and commercial law.

The move follows growth of the Harrogate law firm’s digital and commercial division, which now serves clients throughout the UK and abroad.

Paul Berwin said: “This is an exciting stage in the firm’s development and we will be going into 2013 with a dynamic senior management team to lead the business into the future.”