TWO new solicitors have joined long-established law firm Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand as it continues to expand.

The firm, which has offices in Lancaster and Kirkby Lonsdale, has taken on Helen McCabe, based in Kirkby Lonsdale, and Laura Brereton, based at Lancaster, to further strengthen its already experienced private client department team.

Clare Love, a partner and head of the department said: “We have a great team and both Laura and Helen will help us build on this to ensure we can help our clients look after their affairs.

“The firm is committed to growing organically and the arrival of Helen and Laura means we are able to continue to look after clients across Lancashire, Cumbria and North Yorkshire as well as beyond.”

Helen is a senior solicitor. She is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). She qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and enjoys walking, yoga and playing badminton in her spare time.

Laura Brereton has joined the firm as a solicitor. She qualified in 2016 and enjoys walking, swimming and reading in her spare time.

The private client department at Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand deals with wills, probate, powers of attorney, court of protection and trust creation and administration work as well as all aspects of inheritance and succession planning, with a particular specialism in agricultural and rural clients.