Raworths appoints new probate lawyer

Raworths Solicitors HarrogateLeading Harrogate solicitors, Raworths LLP, have appointed lawyer Stephanie Pennington to join the Probate, Wills and Trusts team.

Stephanie Pennington joins Raworths from HSBC Trust Company where she specialised in probate work for high net worth individuals, particularly working on estates involving business property relief, agricultural property relief and foreign assets. Stephanie brings the size of the Probate team to four fee earners.

Stephanie is a third generation solicitor from Doncaster and studied Business Law at Huddersfield University and at York College of Law. She completed her training contract at the family firm of Frank Allen Pennington in Doncaster which subsequently merged with Keeble Hawson of Leeds, Sheffield and Doncaster. During her time at Keeble Hawson, she worked on a range of private client work including wills, probate, court of protection, tax planning and trusts. She left Keeble Hawson in 2008 and joined Godloves Solicitors in Leeds where she continued in private client work before joining HSBC.

Stephanie Pennington, Raworths Solicitors Harrogate

Selena Hinds, partner and head of the Probate, Wills and Trusts team, says, ‘Stephanie’s experience, both with other firms of solicitors and in the banking sector made her a very strong candidate for the position. We are increasingly recognising the importance of recruiting individuals with wider experience outside law firms because of the commercial acumen they bring.’ Managing partner, Christopher Butterworth says, ‘We are delighted that Stephanie has joined us. The Harrogate economy is proving robust under wider difficult circumstances and this presents a particularly good opportunity to attract high calibre individuals to the firm.’

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