A Midlands legal firm has bolstered its award-winning agricultural department with the addition of a new member of the team.
mfg Solicitors, which has offices across Worcestershire and Shropshire, has appointed Sophie Dwerryhouse into its team – with her moving across from the firm’s commercial property division after five successful years.
Ms Dwerryhouse will work closely with partner Susan Morrissy, supporting and advising the firm’s rural clients which include farmers, landowners food and drink producers.
Iain Morrison, partner and head of mfg’s agricultural and rural affairs team said: “Sophie is highly across the rural business community and her appointment adds another dimension to a hugely specialist team.
“Sophie’s experience over the past five years within our commercial property team has helped her development greatly and she is already proving to be a brilliant addition.
“Working alongside Susan, Sophie will play a key role in helping to grow and develop our offering to farmers, landowners and rural businesses across the region.”
Ms Dwerryhouse added: “It’s a wonderful opportunity at this stage of my career to work closely with Susan and in such a high profile and admired team.
“I know the farming industry well and hope that will help as we expand our services to more rural clients in the months and years ahead.”
Headed by Mr Morrison, mfg’s 10-strong agricultural and rural affairs division represents clients across Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Aside from Susan Morrissy, its senior team includes partner Miles Dearden and associates Helen Gough, Nick Playford, Alexandra Phillips and Hannah Taylor.