Pardoes has taken on its latest legal expert as part of its expansion – a lawyer from another award-winning firm.

Lauren Preedy from North Petherton is now a partner at Pardoes after a successful career at other firms across Somerset including Thrings in Bristol which recently won prestigious awards.

It is the latest in a series of expansions by the 100-strong Pardoes which has offices across Somerset, and which has launched two branches in Dorset over the past year.

With a string of awards under its belt in recent years, and a big expansion plan, it aims to become the leading solicitors firm across the area of Wessex which covers Somerset, Dorset, Hampshire, Devon and Wiltshire.

Nigel Muers-Raby of Pardoes said: ‘Lauren has a fantastic track record of delivering excellent service for clients, she is extremely good with people and we are delighted she has become part of Pardoes’ exciting future.’