WHN expands specialist commercial property team

Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall has strengthened its specialist commercial department after one of its trainees qualified as solicitor.

Eleanor Cornthwaite, who is 25 and from Baxenden, is based at the firm’s Bury office and will help clients with a range commercial property disputes.

She will also assist local businesses by bolstering WHN’s commercial property dispute resolution team, a specialist service which helps commercial landlords and tenants achieve their commercial aims.

Eleanor commented: I am proud to be part of a growing team that delivers expert advice, the aim being to resolve disputes without the need to resort to protracted and costly litigation.”

“It’s a complex area of law which often leaves landlords and tenants in need of straight forward and cost effective advice.”

Senior partner and head of commercial dispute resolution, David McCann, added: “As a firm we are always keen to recruit the best calibre local graduates who understand the people and the nature of businesses in Bury.

“I have seen first-hand how Eleanor has developed in applying her academic skills in the very sharply focused area of commercial property dispute resolution. I am sure she will bring tremendous value not only to our firm but those clients that we represent.”

Eleanor studied an undergraduate honours degree in Law at Newcastle University before completing a Graduate Diploma and Legal Practice Course at BPP, Manchester. She joined Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall in 2012 and completed her training contract in the firm’s corporate and commercial departments.