A LAW firm is preparing for further expansion following a period of growth after an appointment and a string of achievements.

Punch Robson, which has its headquarters in Ingleby Barwick, near Stockton, has appointed Julie Sanderson as the firm’s operations manager following a rise in demand for its services.

She is responsible for the effective running of the business, supporting the four Punch Robson partners with the day-to-day operations, including office and facilities management, as well as updating and implementing procedures.

Having specialised in law firm management support for 14 years, she will help improve the firm’s efficiency and develop growth plans.

Punch Robson’s managing partner and head of corporate and commercial property, Elaine McLaine-Wood said: “It’s wonderful to see the team grow. The last 12 months have been incredible for Punch Robson but we’re not stopping, as there is further growth on the cards for 2019.”

“We are also pleased to have been able to significantly expand the number of cases we deal with involving the Court of Protection and Mental Capacity. It is clear that there is an increasing need for specialist solicitors in this area to provide advice, represent individuals and family members who find themselves involved in such cases.

"Our team is experienced in dealing with matters in a sensitive manner, ensuring that we work hard to achieve the best possible outcome.”

The partners at Punch Robson are looking to expand the team further, having already recruited two trainee solicitors to begin their training contracts in September.