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Wilson Nesbitt Announce Seven Senior Team Promotions


Monday 2 October 2023

Wilson Nesbitt Announce Seven Senior Team Promotions
Following the leading NI firm’s recent successes and ongoing team development, Wilson Nesbitt is delighted to announce seven senior team appointments;

Stepping into the role of Partner leading the Family Law team is Ciara Brolly. Ciara is renowned for her technical expertise and direct advice in divorce and financial settlements. Ciara leads on high value, complex private client matters.

Sian Brunt has been promoted to Senior Associate. Sian’s expertise focuses on dispute resolution, recovery litigation, employment law, professional negligence including fraud and conflict mediation and contentious banking matters.

Hannah Simpson has also been appointed to Senior Associate level. Hannah is a personal injury specialist; handling road traffic injuries including credit hire recovery, accidents at work and industrial diseases. She also focuses on medical negligence; on which she lectures & trains solicitors.  

Sharon Hawthorne is promoted to Senior Manager. She assists with the management of the residential banking team in our lender services department, contributing to its impressive record on meeting strict service delivery criteria. 

Daniel McCracken has been made Associate. Daniel leads on estate disputes; advising on will validity, financial provision claims for disappointed family members and contentious trust and land matters. He also provides technical support for the wider private client team.

Izabela Treacy has also been appointed Associate in the real estate team. She specialises in commercial and social property development, investment and landlord and tenant transactions.

Chi Ling Tip becomes Senior Solicitor, assisting in commercial property, including development, leaseholds and title rectifications.

WN Team in Photo:
Front row L-R: Ciara Brolly & Sharon Hawthorne
Back row L-R: Chi Ting Yip, Daniel McCracken, Sian Brunt & Izabela Treacy
Missing from photo: Hannah Simpson

Managing Partner Gilbert Nesbitt;
“Our Partnership would like to congratulate the team on their promotions. This new tier of appointments reflect upon the trajectory of Wilson Nesbitt as a firm and are a direct result of the exceptional support this team provides to both our clients and their fellow members. We are very proud of their achievements and believe their promotions acknowledge their growth to date, along with their dedication to the progression of the firm. We wish each of them every success in their new roles. We will continue to support and empower them as they progress.”

About Us

Wilson Nesbitt is recognised as one of Northern Ireland’s leading law firms, employing over 80 people across its Belfast & Bangor offices. The firm is ranked by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 and respected for its in-depth legal expertise, client care and high quality service. We work across the Real Estate & Construction, Banking & Financial Services and Individual & Family Life sectors. Our award-winning teams work smarter and take different approaches to ensure our clients achieve better results.

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For more information on Wilson Nesbitt Career Opportunities, including Solicitor and Trainee contract positions, visit our website.

Monday 2 October 2023

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