Cygnet Law has appointed eight experienced new members to its team in six months as part of a significant investment in growth.

The Redcar-based company’s family department has seen the greatest development, with five new appointments, including Marie Barker, a senior solicitor with extensive legal knowledge, who deals with both public and private matters. Trainee solicitor Hayleigh Barry, also joins the family team along with two experienced legal clerks, Stephanie McAulay and Rachael Wilson, and legal secretary, Gemma Foy.

The capacity of the conveyancing department has also been boosted with the employment of Aimee Hardy, a specialist solicitor in residential conveyancing joining the team.

The recruitment of both Susannah Millard and Lisa Fairbridge, both experienced legal clerks, to the adult services team, completes the flotilla of new recruits, which marks a significant period  of growth for the Redcar-based law firm.

Stacey Phoenix, a solicitor at Cygnet Law, said: “The last six months have seen a period of sustained growth at Cygnet Law. We have made eight fantastic appointments in that time, to increase our capacity and continue growing the depth and range of legal services we offer.

“At Cygnet, we recognise local talent and have been very lucky to find so many people in the region who are skilled, experienced and keen to join our team. Redcar is a fantastic town and we’re glad to be part of the thriving business community.”

Marie Barker, one of the new appointments, said: “I’m delighted to have joined the growing team at Cygnet. It’s a company with a fantastic reputation for delivering high quality legal services and looking after its employees. I’m grateful for the opportunity to progress my career in a thriving and positive environment.”