TWO specialist lawyers are preparing to take on new challenges after a round of promotions at one of Bury’s most prominent law firms.

The promotions will see private law specialist Nicola Finbow become an equity partner at Manchester Road based Clough & Willis while Rhianna Bateson, who joined the firm give years ago, has been promoted from associate solicitor to salaried partner.

This comes as the company, which also has a branch in Little Lever, Bolton, aims to expands its client base across both borough.

Managing partner Lee Marston said: “As a business, we are firmly built on the talent, dedication, and commitment of our respective teams.

“Both Nicola and Rhianna have been instrumental in building our private client offering over the past few years, so their promotions are hugely deserved and reflect their efforts.

“Clough & Willis is focused on developing, growing, and promoting from within and this approach will continue to remain a central part of us.”

Two other members of the firm are also celebrating significant milestones, with Chris Macwilliam and Karen Hastie both marking 40 years with Clough and Willis.

Mr Marston said: “Both are integral to our success as they represent everything all here stand for, loyalty, resilience, trustworthiness, and professionalism.”