'Local insurance' - Legal firm invested in Padiham

Sarah Bentley (left) welcomes Assunta Wood to the fold.
Sarah Bentley (left) welcomes Assunta Wood to the fold.
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A fast-growing local law firm looking to expand its base has moved to a new office in Padiham, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the area.

One of East Lancashire's top specialists in family law, Sarah Bentley Solicitors have taken out ‘local insurance’ with the move into their new headquarters at Ribble Court on Mead Way and have appointed Accrington-born former Mount Carmel High School pupil, Assunta Wood, as legal secretary.

Assunta brings with her 30 years' experience, including a spell as a company secretary within a leading insurance firm, with Burnley-born owner Sarah Bentley looking forward to further progress, saying: “We have made real progress inside our first year of trading.

“Assunta’s arrival adds further strength to our team; her secretarial background, particularly in high level administration, is perfect for us," she added, having decided to establish her own practice last year, building on her three decades of experience in family law. “I am delighted with the team here; talented people who care passionately about their work and can offer all the skills required to help those affected by the trauma of a relationship breakdown, particularly where children are involved.

“Additionally, the commitment to taking on extra office space will provide an even better environment for our clients and staff as we continue to move forward," Sarah said.