Cripps has announced the appointment of its first female senior partner at the law firm.
Clare Hyland will be taking up her new role on May 1 and will be succeeding Michael Stevens, who will remain with the firm as a consultant.
Specialising in commercial real estate, Mrs Hyland became a partner at Cripps in 1997 and has headed the firm’s real estate division for ten years.
She will now will work together with other members of the partnership board to make sure the focus continues to be on delivering a client-tailored service, while championing Cripps as an employer of choice.
She said: “We have seen strong growth in recent years and I want to ensure we maintain our momentum and remain a progressive firm that is 100 per cent focused on the needs of our clients.
“I also passionately believe our people are our greatest asset – it’s their expertise and dedication that mean our clients get where they need to be. And our regional and national reputation is testament to this.”