Douglas based law firm, Simcocks Advocates, has appointed solicitor Sam Alder and trainee advocate Leanne Hinds to their ranks of legal experts.
Sam has joined Simcocks’ prestigious Private Client team, specialising in the preparation of wills and powers of attorney, succession planning and the administration of estates. Sam will also become involved in receivership applications and the firm’s trusts work.
Educated at King William’s College, Sam graduated with a 2:1 in History of Art from the University of York and then completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in London. After working as a paralegal at Howard Kennedy LLP, Sam began training as a solicitor at Monro Wright & Wasbrough LLP, a long-established traditional private client firm in London, and continued to gain valuable experience at the firm (by then known as Bishop & Sewell LLP incorporating Monro Wright & Wasbrough after a merger in February 2021) following his qualification in October 2019. After returning to the Island recently with his new bride, Sam is now working towards passing the Manx Bar, which will see him become an advocate as well as an English solicitor.
Born and educated in the Isle of Man, Leanne graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in LLB Law with Psychology at Nottingham Trent University and achieved the highest overall grade in her undergraduate course. She then gained an 87% distinction in her LPC at Nottingham Law School, before returning to the Island to start her career. As part of her training, she will gain experience in various areas of law, and is currently working within the Corporate & Commercial department.
CEO Phil Games commented on the appointments:
“We’re delighted to have Sam and Leanne join us, to strengthen our team with their many various skills, and to help ensure the future of Manx law is in safe hands. Simcocks has always nurtured potential talent and these two young professionals show an enormous amount of skill and promise. Additionally, they’re outstanding individuals, so I know they are going to be hugely popular with our clients.”