A LEGAL practice in Bury has recruited an experienced solicitor to lead the growth of its family law team.

Associate solicitor Suzanne Crook has joined the Manchester Road firm, which operates eight offices across Lancashire and Greater Manchester, to head the family department there.

She joins WHN from Joe Egan Solicitors in Bolton, where she worked for 18 years in roles including head of the family department, partner and most recently director.

Suzanne, a member of the Law Society Children Panel since 2011, has a background in family law going back more than 20 years, and has particular expertise in childcare law.

This sensitive area of the law involves acting for parents, grandparents, carers or other family members where there is concern about the safety of a child.

She will also support her clients on issues including care proceedings and special guardianship, child arrangements, emergency protection orders, and injunctions to prevent harassment.

At WHN she will oversee her team as well as advising clients, and work to develop and expand the service as it meets strong demand from clients in the area and beyond.

She said: “WHN’s family team in Bury has a great talent for ensuring clients get the best possible service and advice throughout a case, while making sure that the advice given is plan and simple with all options discussed in a way that can be understood.

“I’m looking forward to building on the work done and support the team as it continues its growth.”

Michael Shroot, chief executive added: “We are very proud of our track record of providing a great customer experience through working with specialist lawyers to support businesses and individuals across the region."