Expansion of FJG’s Dispute Resolution team
6 November 2020 by Rebecca Webber
We are delighted to announce the expansion of our Dispute Resolution team. We are pleased to announce the arrival of two new Solicitors, Joe Sandercock and Billy Smith as well as the promotion of Rhian Lowe to Associate Solicitor.
Following on from the recruitment of Laura Frith and Priya Patel to the Dispute Resolution team earlier in 2020, the addition of Joe Sandercock and Billy Smith represents further diversification of this talented team.
Joe Sandercock and Billy Smith join the FJG Dispute Resolution team
Joe Sandercock qualified at a well-established Essex legal practice and specialises in commercial and civil litigation. Joe became the Head of Litigation at his former firm before moving to FJG. Joe typically handles cases featuring inheritance disputes, boundary issues, residential and commercial possession actions, trusts of land, dilapidations, partnership and shareholder disputes, high-value debt recovery, contractual issues, professional negligence, consumer matters, and employment law. Joe is a member of the Billericay Round Table and is keen to be involved in supporting local charitable causes. Having worked in the legal sector for nearly a decade Joe is described by his clients as ‘personable, responsive and supportive’ and ‘always in my corner’.
Billy Smith joins from a local Essex law firm too. Billy obtained his law degree at the University of Essex and has worked in the county ever since. With many years’ experience in the legal sector; Billy regularly advises on various civil matters including property disputes, contentious probate, debt recovery, negligence related matters, and general commercial litigation. Billy also practices employment law for business and for individuals. Billy has been described by his clients as going ‘above and beyond’, ‘incredibly efficient’ and ‘reassuring’.
Rhian Lowe becomes an Associate Solicitor
We are also delighted to announce the promotion of Rhian Lowe to Associate Solicitor.
Rhian joined the Dispute Resolution team in 2017. She specialises in personal injury and clinical negligence matters. Rhian has gained recognition for her personal injury work by securing a third-tier ranking in the latest two Legal 500 editions; where in the 2021 edition she was described by clients as the ‘star of the firm’. Rhian’s promotion follows Amy Burton and Sarah Rankin being promoted to Partner at FJG in 2020, which highlights FJG’s continued commitment to having a strong female workforce at all levels. The promotion of Rhian brings the total number of female Associates at FJG to seven.
Paula Cameron, Managing Partner at FJG commented, “I am delighted to share the news of these two new appointments as well as the promotion of Rhian Lowe. Following on from the Partner promotions earlier in 2020 which saw the total of female Partners reach 65% and in the year we celebrate 100 years of women in Law. I am very proud of FJG’s strong female workforce.”
She continued, “Furthermore, in these unprecedented times, I am pleased to acknowledge FJG’s ambition to grow doesn’t falter and I am very pleased to welcome two new Solicitors to FJG.”
Joe Sandercock and Billy Smith are available to advise on litigation matters now and will be working with the firm’s Dispute Resolution team in Chelmsford. To contact Joe: call 01245 584524 or email [email protected] and to contact Billy: call 01245 457095 or email [email protected].
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