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April 30, 2024

Celebrating a trio of promotions!

As the firm continues with its commitment to investing in staff and rewarding their professionalism and hard work, we are delighted to announce three recent promotions.

Property Solicitor, Eleanor Lister, began her legal career with Berry & Lamberts as a Trainee Solicitor in 2014. During her ten years with the firm, she has risen quickly through the ranks to become Partner. Eleanor deals with residential property sales, purchase, transfers of equity, leases and lease extensions as well as commercial property work. She features regularly on West Kent Radio as their monthly property expert and is well-known and respected amongst local estate agents for her professionalism and client-centric approach.

Private Client Solicitor, Emma Houghton, has been promoted to Partner after nearly five years with the firm. As well as dealing with all matters in relation to estate administration, including those with complex family and taxation issues, Emma is experienced in preparing wills, lifetime and will trusts, preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney and guiding loved ones through the Deputyship application process. Emma is a qualified Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP), an internationally-recognised qualification that demonstrates an advanced understanding of the trust and estates field. She is also a member of the Association of Lifetime Lawyers, a national association of independent lawyers who specialise in legal services for older and vulnerable people.

Partner, Darren Forrester, has been made Head of Dispute Resolution after three years as Partner in the Commercial & Dispute Resolution team. Darren understands the importance of explaining the range of dispute resolution options available to clients as a cost-effective and often quicker way to resolve disputes when compared with court proceedings. As part of the service that Darren provides, he ensures that he gives his clients clear costs and time estimates when advising of the options and commercial risks associated with the litigation and dispute resolution process.

Paul Reader, Managing Partner, says:

“We are fortunate to have a very loyal and hardworking team at Berry & Lamberts. We actively encourage career progression, wherever possible, to further develop skills and confidence. We are, after all, investing in the future leaders of the firm. Congratulations to Darren, Emma & Eleanor – their promotions are testament to their hard work and ability to always put clients at the heart of everything they do.
We respect and reward hard work as part of the team. We credit our staff with independent thinking with the support of their team and the wider firm. We offer competitive salaries in line with experience, a generous benefits package and a friendly and happy working environment. Whether a Solicitor, Partner, Manager, Support Staff or Paralegal, everyone’s contribution is valued and rewarded."

Find out more about a career at Berry & Lamberts, including current vacancies, here.

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