Five promotions to senior associate

Five promotions to senior associate

Stephensons is pleased to announce that five people have been promoted to the level of Senior Associate. Promotions to Senior Associate have been made in our central admin, criminal litigation, commercial property, Court of Protection and civil liberties teams.

Our new senior associates are:

Kerrie Ainscough, has been with the firm for 15 years and has worked in a variety of different roles. She is now based at our Wigan Investment Centre office in the role of office manager and central admin team manager.

Christine Hodge, whose primary focus is representing clients at the police station and she brings over two decades of experience to this role. Her dedication to this vital work representing individuals facing serious allegations and in difficult circumstances is well known.

Gary Jackson, has extensive experience in dealing with both residential and commercial property matters acting for private individuals and commercial clients, and has also acted for social housing providers on shared ownership transactions.

Sophie Maloney, is experienced in dealing with Court of Protection welfare matters and judicial reviews in the context of community care. She has been certified by the Law Society as an accredited legal representative in the area of mental capacity (welfare) and is Secretary of the North West Committee of the Court of Protection Practitioners Association.

Jessica Saunders, works on a wide range of cases involving actions against public bodies, including compensation claims against local authorities, the police and the prison service.

Andrew Welch Managing Partner commented: “Senior Associateship is a recognition of those who have made a significant and sustained contribution to the firm and is a mark of the respect which the firm holds for them. We are pleased to celebrate the success of people within the firm and we wish them all the best with their continued thriving careers at Stephensons.”

Photograph (left to right) - First row, Kerrie Ainscough, Christine Hodge, Gary Jackson, second row, Sophie Maloney and Jessica Saunders.