South coast law firm Steele Raymond has welcomed contentious probate solicitor Louise Maidment to its private client team in Bournemouth.

Maidment, who spent five months at Steele Raymond as a newly qualified solicitor in 2003, rejoins the firm from Keystone Law. 

She is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS), an organisation for solicitors, barristers and legal executives who specialise in contentious trust and probate work.

Maidment commented: 'It’s absolutely wonderful to be back at Steele Raymond. I have kept an eye on the firm and its growth over the years and always thought there was the potential to explore a return – I have seen many brilliant solicitors, who I know and respect, make the move before me.

'The number of people who remain at the firm is really great to see. There are solicitors here who were trainees when I left, but who are now partners and leaders within the firm – this is a sure sign of a fantastic culture and a law firm with the right approach to people and their development.'

Partner John Andrews added: 'Louise has excelled in her career since her time with Steele Raymond as an NQ and we are fortunate to have a solicitor of her calibre and experience back with us. She will be an important part of our growing private client offering.'