A former Shrewsbury Magistrates Court officer and councillor has qualified as a lawyer with one of the town’s largest firms of solicitors.
Jonathan Edwards has become a Fellow with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and will continue to specialise in administering estates, wills and lasting power of attorney issues at Wace Morgan Solicitors’ office in Belmont. He will also be able to act as a commissioner for oaths.
Wace Morgan managing partner Diana Packwood said that Jonathan had studied for his qualifications while working as a Private Client Executive for a number of years, gaining valuable experience in the area in which he specialises.
“Achieving fellowship is the culmination of a considerable amount of hard study, which combined with working full time in a demanding job is not easy so we congratulate Jonathan.”
Jonathan formerly spent six years at the Magistrates court, dealing with Legal Aid applications and liaising with solicitors and court users. He is also a former Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Councillor and acted as flood warden during the floods in Abbey Foregate in 2000.
He commented: “I am experienced in administering estates from the straightforward to those where inheritance tax is payable and enjoy providing a support to clients at a difficult time.
“It is great to have qualified and I look forward to my future career with such an established firm as Wace Morgan.”
For further information please contact Sam Briggs at Wace Morgan on 01743 280 120