Davis Blank Furniss - the Manchester and Glossop-based law firm - is further building its core team after appointing Carlyn Weale to its dispute resolution department. Carlyn has joined as a solicitor-advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings).
Being a qualified solicitor-advocate in civil proceedings enables Carlyn to represent clients in the higher courts in England and Wales. Carlyn is also studying towards a masters degree in advocacy at the University of Strathclyde which she is due to complete this September.
Carlyn’s specialisms are in commercial litigation and in advocacy so her new role will see her manage a number of fast-track and multi-track disputes, including; breach of contract claims, shareholders disputes, professional negligence and debt claims.
She will be working closely with Andrew Ryan, partner.
Carlyn qualified in 2008 after completing her training at Rowlands Solicitors LLP in Manchester. She joins Davis Blank Furniss from Turner Parkinson LLP, where she built up her experience of dealing with various types of work including complex shareholders disputes and breach of contract claims.
Kate Oldfield, managing partner, said: ‘Dispute resolution is a growing and buoyant part of our offering so Carlyn’s joining is great news and comes at an exciting time for the department.
‘She is a hugely talented solicitor-advocate and her skill set is a real asset to the firm and our clients.’
Carlyn added: ‘I’ve long respected Davis Blank Furniss so I’m delighted to now be part of the team. My colleagues in the dispute resolution department are a talented group of lawyers and my focus is now on building our profile and adding value to our clients.’