Bury-based law firm Clough & Willis has strengthened its private client team with the appointment of Sally Cook as its new head of department.

Sally joins from Fieldings Porter and her new role will see her and the department focusing on a variety of core work including: wealth and succession planning, inheritance tax advice, trust creation and administration, wills, lasting powers of attorney and estate administration. Sally’s own specialist areas are wills, inheritance tax and estate planning, powers of attorney and Court of Protection matters as well as estate administration (probate and intestacy) and trusts.

Sally will be primarily based at the firm’s Manchester Road office but she will be aiming to further build on Clough & Willis’ clients and contacts around the region over the coming months. She studied at The University of Manchester and took her Legal Practice Course at Manchester BPP. She has five years’ post-qualification experience.

Shefali Talukdar, managing partner of Clough & Willis, said: ‘Private client work is a major part of the firm’s offering, so Sally’s joining is a great news for the team which has steadily developed over the past couple of years.’

Sally added: ‘Clough & Willis has been a respected part of the north-west legal community for many, many years so I’m excited to be part of it in the next phase of my career. Hopefully my experience will add real value to the firm and help further consolidate its name and reputation.’