Commercial property expert Peter Copsey, a respected Worcestershire solicitor, is set to retire at the end of this year after over four decades in the legal profession.
A consultant and former partner and vice chairman at law firm mfg Solicitors, Copsey has handled a number of high profile agricultural, commercial and corporate cases. He joined the firm in 1984 and became a partner 18 months later.
He will hand over to partner and commercial property expert Ben Rothery.
Copsey, 66, commented: 'After nearly 45 years I feel it is a perfect time to retire and pass things onto the next generation.
'I’ve loved meeting with and advising so many people over the years but now is definitely the time to take it a little easier and spend more quality time with my wife Irene, my children, my young grandchildren and my elderly mother. I am also looking forward to travelling more.
'We have a magnificent group of hugely talented young lawyers coming through here at mfg Solicitors and Ben is the perfect person to take our commercial property work forward. Our clients are in good hands and I wish everyone well for what I am certain will be a successful future.'
mfg Solicitors chairman Maynard Burton added: 'I have had the pleasure of working closely with Peter for the whole time he has been with the firm. I cannot speak highly enough of him as a solicitor and as a person.
'He really is such a popular person and that’s because of his kindness, hard work and willingness to help anyone. We will miss him but I know he is going to enjoy a really happy and well-deserved retirement, safe in the knowledge he is passing things on to Ben who is a real rising star in the legal industry.
'On behalf of everyone here at mfg Solicitors, I’d like to wish Peter all the best for his retirement and I know we will stay in close touch with him.'
During his retirement Copsey will remain in his role as a governor of local charity Sebright’s Educational Foundation and will continue as a trustee of several will trusts.
He also plans to continue cheering on West Bromwich Albion Football Club at The Hawthorns as often as he can.
Pictured above (L-R): Ben Rothery and Peter Copsey