Four paralegals are welcome additions to Bates Wells & Braithwaite property, dispute resolution and private client teams

September 29, 2023

We are delighted to welcome four new members of the Bates Wells & Braithwaite team who have joined over the summer months.

Mariana Lopes has a degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of York, where she was a member of Model UN and Debate Society.  Lily Hardy completed a law degree at the University of Kent  (UKC), Canterbury, where she was President of the Kent Law Temple Society (2022-23) and acted as a Law School Ambassador. Both Mariana and Lily join as paralegals in the firm’s Property team, working alongside solicitors Natasha Price, Shaun Porter and Tom Burchan.

Francesca Capon has a degree in Law with International Relations from the University of Sussex. Francesca, also a paralegal, is working with Head of Dispute Resolution, Christopher Mason on his caseload of civil litigation claims.

The fourth new recruit is Emily Walsh who joins the Private Client team headed up by Zoe Southgate. Prior to Bates Wells & Braithwaite, Emily worked for the Ipswich branch of a firm specialising in self-invested pensions.

Managing Partner Denise Head welcomes the four to the wider team:

“We are delighted that Mariana, Lily, Francesca and Emily have entrusted this important step in their careers to Bates Wells & Braithwaite. As one of only a handful of law firms based in Ipswich focussing on looking after the legal needs of the individual, our people are what makes us special and so recruitment is taken very seriously. These four new recruits are the future of our firm and we wish them all a very long and successful career with us.”

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