Appointments: Double promotion at Hay & Kilner

Hay & Kilner has announced the promotion to partner of two senior lawyers as the Newcastle-based firm continues to grow

Alice Clewes, Martin Soloman and Helen Morland of Hay & Kilner
Alice Clewes, Martin Soloman and Helen Morland of Hay & Kilner

The full service law firm has appointed wealth management and tax planning expert Alice Clewes and clinical negligence specialist Helen Morland as its newest partners.

Wealth management and clinical negligence are both significant practice areas at Hay & Kilner and the teams have an impressive range of clients locally and nationally.

Alice, who joined Hay & Kilner six years ago, is one of a few solicitors in the region to hold the chartered tax adviser qualification. She specialises in inheritance tax planning, trusts, wills and succession issues. Hay & Kilner has one of the leading and largest wealth management teams in the North East and provides advice to an extensive private client base, including entrepreneurs and owner-managers.

The independently researched legal guide Chambers UK praises the team for being “solid, pragmatic and dependable” and singles out Alice for being “keen and dynamic with impressive technical skills and the ability to prioritise”.

Helen has more than eight years’ experience in clinical negligence claims and has conducted a wide range of cases, including those for clients with injuries of the utmost severity, and for multi-million-pound damages. Hay & Kilner is one of the leading North East practices in clinical negligence, and is recommended by Chambers UK as “one of the major players in the region, impressing market observers with high standards, a huge volume of work and a pragmatic approach”. Helen received praise for her “ability to build an impressive rapport with clients”.

Helen has also recently had her experience recognised with her appointment to the Solicitors Regulation Authority Clinical Negligence Accreditation Panel.

Martin Soloman, senior partner at Hay & Kilner, said: “We are delighted to announce these promotions. Alice and Helen are excellent members of our team. Their knowledge, expertise and business contribution make them both a valuable addition to our 25-strong partnership.”

Hay & Kilner offers a comprehensive legal service to individuals, corporate clients and institutions, locally, nationally and overseas. Recommended in 23 work areas by independently researched legal guide the Legal 500, Hay & Kilner holds the Law Society Lexcel Quality standard. Visit www.hay-kilner.co.uk for more information.

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