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Wrigleys Solicitors unveils latest partner promotions

03 July 2024

Yorkshire-based legal specialist Wrigleys Solicitors has promoted two solicitors to partner as key departments continue to grow.

Joanna Blackman and Hannah Allen recently promoted to Parter at Wrigleys Solicitors

Photo: Hannah Allen and Joanna Blackman 

Joanna Blackman has been promoted to partner in the firm’s specialist charities and social economy department. Formerly a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, after a successful career in finance Joanna opted to make a career change and joined Wrigleys in 2013, where she qualified as a solicitor and has risen through the ranks over the last decade.  

Joanna advises charities, their trading subsidiaries, and social enterprises on a wide range of charity law and other legal matters, including providing governance support and trustee training, advising on registrations, constitutional amendments, and structural transactions such as incorporations, mergers, and asset transfers. Joanna has particular interest in the health and social caresector, and will further develop the firm’s offering within this market in her new role as partner.  

Speaking of her new position, Joanna said: “I am delighted to be embarking on the next phase of my legal career here at Wrigleys, where I continue to be inspired by those around me after entering the world of charity law 10 years agoI feel privileged to work with such talented colleagues and wonderfully committed clients, and I amhonoured to have been made a partner.”  

Clare Lawrence, partner in the charities and social economy team, said: “We are delighted that Joanna Blackman has been promoted to partner. Jo is a charity governance specialist and is a key member of the team here at Wrigleys. She is a trusted adviser to a wide range of charity clients and has built a reputation for advising almshouse charities and independent schools. We are excited to welcome her into the partnership and to be part of this new phase of her career.  

Elsewhere in the firm, Hannah Allen has been promoted to partner in the private client department after six years with Wrigleys.   

She provides specialist tax and succession planning advice and handles all aspects of private client work, including Wills and Powers of Attorney. Hannah advises individuals and trustees on trust formation, taxation, and ongoing management, including tax-efficient restructuring. She is also highly specialised indrafting pre and post-nuptialagreements and cohabitation agreements. 

Hannah commented: “I’m thrilled to be joining the partnership at Wrigleys. The firm is completely committed to providing the best possible advice and support to clients, and it’s inspiring to work alongside such experienced private client specialists.” 

Speaking of the promotions, Marie-Louise Hamilton, managing partner at Wrigleys, added: “Both Joanna and Hannah are hugely talented legal experts and their promotions are thoroughly deserved. During their time with Wrigleys, each has made a valued contribution to their respective practice area and the firm’s continued success – I look forward to seeing the positive impact they’ll make in their new role as partner.” 

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this article further, please contact Joanna BlackmanHannah Allen or any other member of the Wrigleys team on 0113 244 6100.

You can also keep up to date by following the Wrigleys LinkedIn page.

The information in this article is necessarily of a general nature. The law stated is correct at the date (stated above) this article was first posted to our website. Specific advice should be sought for specific situations. If you have any queries or need any legal advice please feel free to contact Wrigleys Solicitors.



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