North west solicitors McHale and Co has appointed Sue Appleton as its new Head of Conveyancing.
Sue, 46, has moved from Bury firm Butcher and Barlow, where she was a partner and Head of Conveyancing.
She will head up the conveyancing department and also become a partner at McHale and Co, which has its headquarters in Altrincham, and offices in Stretford and Heywood.
Sue, who is a married with a son, said: “I am delighted to be joining McHale and Co as they continue to grow their business.
“This will be a fresh challenge for me and I plan to build on the existing skills and talents at the firm to develop a quality conveyancing service focusing on delivering excellent customer service.
“There is team of about 15 in the department and any residential conveyancing comes under my remit.
“The plan is to expand and make it bigger and better.”
Sue, who lives in Worsley, Salford, qualified as a solicitor in 1994 having studied law in Wolverhampton University.
Originally from Leigh, she has worked at a number of firms across the north west.
Andrew McHale, managing partner at McHale and Co, said: “Sue is a key appointment for us and our expansion plans, and we spent a long time making sure we got the right person to put us in the best position to offer a quality service.
“People with Sue’s management skills and level of expertise are hard to find, and she will spearhead the growth of our property department.
“The Manchester property market is buoyant – you only have to look at all the cranes on the skyline – and we are backing it.”