South Devon Law firm additions
A TORBAY legal practice has bolstered its ranks with the appointment of two new lawyers.
WBW Solicitors LLP, which has offices in Newton Abbot, Bovey Tracey, Exeter, and Torquay, will be joined by Amy Kernohan and Sharon Lamerton.
Amy moved to the firm, which recently incorporated Bynes Solicitors, Union Street, from Plymouth-based Wolferstans.
She is based at the private client department at Church House, Newton Abbot, and will specialise in inheritance disputes, otherwise known as contentious probate, but she also has extensive experience in other areas.
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Amy is a member of both the probate section of the Law Society and Solicitors for the Elderly. She qualified as a solicitor in February 2008 after studying LLB in law at the University of Plymouth, as well as attending the Legal Practice Course at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice and completing further training with Wolferstans. She is currently working towards an ACTAPS qualification.
Amy started a family in 2010 and when she is not spending time with her daughter, she enjoys walking, reading and playing and watching netball.
Sharon joined the firm in December from a South West law firm having previously worked at the Devon Law Centre since its inception in 2001 and until its closure in October 2010.
She is a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and specialises in community care law and public law (judicial review).
Catherine Causey, partner at WBW Solicitors, said: "Sharon has considerable expertise in dealing with community care issues such as obtaining assessments, challenging assessments, taking issues to the Ombudsman and advising on Continuing Healthcare eligibility.
"Sharon is also experienced in bringing judicial review claims against local authorities to challenge decisions."