Legal eagle soars into top new job

Emma Pringle, a specialist in private client law who lives in Ponteland, has joined the team at Clarke Mairs LLP
Emma Pringle, a specialist in private client law who lives in Ponteland, has joined the team at Clarke Mairs LLP

A PONTELAND solicitor has done some future planning for herself by joining a well-regarded law firm.

Emma Pringle, who now heads up the Private Client Services department at Newcastle-based Clarke Mairs LLP, will advise clients on all aspects of wills and estate planning, including the use of trusts.

Prior to joining her current employers, she worked in both the Newcastle and Carlisle branches of a leading North-East legal 500 business after spending almost five years as an associate solicitor at Cheshire-based firm Gorvins.

She said: “I am delighted to join the team at Clarke Mairs. The firm has a solid reputation, along with a commendable enthusiasm towards client satisfaction.

“I am very much looking forward to working alongside some superb lawyers and driving forward the private-client department.”

Ms Pringle is a full member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners, which is the leading worldwide professional body for practitioners in the fields of trusts, estates and related issues.

Members assist families in planning their long-term future, and help families to comply with the often complex tax rules surrounding trusts, estates and inheritance.

In her spare time, she enjoys running and will be taking part in her sixth Great North Run this year. In previous runs, she has raised money for Parkinson’s UK and Cancer Research UK.

Tim Clarke, senior partner at Clarke Mairs, said: “We’re very pleased to appoint Emma at the helm of our Private Client Services division. She has the character that we look for in new employees, as well as a vast amount of skill and expertise in this area of law.

“We launched this division three years ago to reflect the need for expert advice for our commercial clients when they consider their personal matters and we’re confident it will continue to grow successfully under Emma’s leadership.”