A law firm is aiming to take its practice to the next level by appointing its newest solicitor.

Clough & Willis, based on Manchester Road, Bury with another office in Bolton has now appointed Ryan Browne, who has previously worked in Co-op Legal Services for five years, to its private client department.

Mr Browne’s new role will see him focus on the drafting of Wills as well as Estate Administration, Grant Applications, Inheritance Tax Returns, Deputyships and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

He said: “At my first interview, it became quickly apparent that Clough & Willis was a firm that had established roots in the local community and shared my strong client-focused way of working.

“I wanted my next career move to reflect my values and I knew instantly the fit was right.”

Mr Browne earned his first class law degree at London Metropolitan University and completed his Legal Practice Course at The University of Law in 2019.

He will report to Clough & Willis partner and head of its private client team, Nicola Finbow.

She said: “Ryan has a great track record in the Private Client sector and is committed to delivering an unwaveringly high level of client servicing.

“That approach, along with his technical knowledge, really stood out so we are delighted to welcome him.

“I’m confident he will become an integral part of the business.”