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Jul 17

Ward Gethin Archer Expands the Swaffham Team

Ward Gethin Archer Solicitors are delighted to announce some major team changes at our Swaffham office.

As from 1st April one of our most experienced Chartered Legal Executives accepted an offer of Directorship within the firm.  Diane Hewitt has been with the firm since May 2006, specialising particularly in the making of Wills and the administration of estates, as well as the making and registering of Lasting Powers of Attorney and the appointment of deputies through the Court of Protection.  Diane is currently building a close knit team who are keen to serve the local community and build upon our already strong position in the local legal market.

The newest addition to her team is James Macwhirter who qualified as a Solicitor in 1999 and joined us here at Ward Gethin Archer on the 17th July.  James specialises in Private client work including Wills, Administration of Estates, Deputyship work etc.  As James lives locally and has practiced in Norfolk for a number of years he knows the area and its people particularly well.

Meanwhile, the Property team has undergone a transformation, with new staff joining some of our old team, all of whom are eager to meet the clients, new and old. 

The new Property team leader, Jill Wheeler, is a Chartered Legal Executive who has been working in the property arena in Norfolk for 11 years.  She has a wealth of experience in dealing with all aspects of residential property work for both freehold and leasehold properties.  Jill says "I am looking forward to providing the same high quality bespoke service in Swaffham, that I gave in Norwich. I believe that building a strong relationship with my clients is the key to a successful resolution of any conveyancing transaction".  Jill appreciates that buying or selling a property can be a very stressful time and where possible, with her calm approach and excellent negotiation skills, she will ensure a smooth and trouble free transaction for everyone.

New to our Swaffham property team is Charlotte Merrett.  Having shown great promise as a property legal secretary working at our Dereham office, Charlotte is now undergoing the CILEx qualification as a trainee to become a fully qualified chartered legal executive, under the expert guidance of Jill. 

Supporting this office are new and experienced secretaries ready, willing and able to meet all of our clients' needs and requirements.  The team are looking forward to building upon the current client base and welcoming all new clients

Ward Gethin Archer has always had a very strong and well respected Swaffham branch, supported by the Company.  The Swaffham team share the business’ commitment to client service excellence and are looking forward to helping the business grow, meeting the challenges that await them in the legal services market.

Managing Director Chris Dewey says "I am delighted with how the new team is developing and I know they will continue the outstanding service to our clients that has always been expected and received from our Swaffham office, they will continue to offer traditional values and outstanding service to their local community."

Pictured from left to right are James Macwhirter, Diane Hewitt, Jill Wheeler and Charlotte Merrett