Partner promotions and appointments at Trethowans Solicitors

May 3, 2023

Partner promotions and appointments at Trethowans Solicitors

There have been three new Partner appointments at Trethowans Solicitors, including two internal promotions.

Melia Hirst, based in the firm’s Bournemouth office, has joined Trethowans from another leading Dorset law firm. Melia advises on insolvency and restructuring matters. She acts for insolvency practitioners, banks and financiers, as well as directors of insolvent companies. She also handles solvent liquidations and group reorganisations. Additionally, Melia has significant experience in sales and purchases of distressed businesses. She also advises landlords, suppliers and others contracting with an entity that becomes insolvent.

Mariana Crawford and Louise Thompson have also been promoted from Senior Associates to Partners, and will be based in Trethowans’ Salisbury and Southampton offices respectively.

All three new Partners will service work across the business’ five offices in the region, including Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the sectors that they work in.

Mariana joined the firm back in 2019 and created the New Build Team as part of the Residential Property Team. She works closely with local and national developers often as a recommended solicitor due to her ability to provide excellent client experience and deliver results while negotiating the demands and processes often involved within a new build purchase.

Louise, a long-standing member of the firm, joined Trethowans upon qualifying back in 2008.  She is a commercial contracts lawyer with many years of experience in supporting clients from a wide range of industries in relation to their commercial contracts from large listed groups to start ups and SMEs. She is also an expert on data protection law.

Trethowans Managing Partner Mike Watson advised, “We are delighted to be announcing our new Partners. We are pleased to recognise the talent that we have within the business by promoting Mariana and Louise and welcoming Melia who will boost our restructuring and insolvency offering. The appointments will support our ongoing growth in the region as our reputation continues to grow.”

About Trethowans

Established over 150 years ago, Trethowans is one of The Times Best Law Firms 2023, a UK Top 150 law firm and one of the fastest growing law firms in the South of England, providing a comprehensive range of services for business and individual clients.

Trethowans has offices in Southampton, Salisbury, Poole, Bournemouth and Winchester. With a team of around 250 people (including over 40 partners), it works for major commercial clients such as Ladbrokes plc, Jewson (part of the Saint Gobain Group), Pizza Hut, Nando’s, Britvic plc and Rowanmoor, to name but a few.

Trethowans sponsors many local initiatives within its locations including the Ageas Bowl and Hampshire Cricket, Salisbury Rugby Club, Chalke Valley History Festival, Bournemouth Pavilion and Poole Pirates Speedway. Trethowans also supports a number of local charities with fundraising and donations.

Behind everything Trethowans do is a set of values; six principles that inform and guide their work, day in day out.

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