Partner promotions at Watkins & Gunn Solicitors

An award-winning Welsh law firm has announced the appointment of two new partners as part of its ambitious growth plans.

Watkins & Gunn Solicitors, which has offices in Newport, Pontypool and Cardiff, has promoted Lisa Guscott and Lindsay Tasker to partners of the firm.

Lisa Guscott, a personal injury and employment law specialist, joined Watkins & Gunn in 2003 after working at the firm during her studies.

A member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel and also individually accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, Lisa has been highlighted as a rising star in the Chambers and Partners, one of the leading guides to the legal profession, due to her work as a personal injury lawyer. She also has expertise in employment law matters.
Since joining the firm in 2008, Lindsay Tasker has built up extensive experience in all areas of family law, particularly acting for victims of domestic abuse, including Children Act proceedings. As an accredited police station duty solicitor, she has a close working knowledge of the criminal justice system.

Most recently, Lindsay was appointed to the prestigious Law Society’s Children Panel, which means she is now a certified Children’s Representative and can act for children through court appointed guardians in all care proceedings and complex family law cases.

As partners, both Lisa and Lindsay will now be looking to grow the firm and continue its success. They will also be responsible for promoting the use of Watkins & Gunn’s new e-commerce legal platform, a website that provides personalised solutions to a variety of legal matters including conveyancing, personal injury (at home or abroad), divorce, family disputes, wills and probate, employment law and clinical negligence.

Clive Thomas, managing partner of Watkins & Gunn, said: “Our firm continues to go from strength to strength in terms of growth, the launch of Gateway2Law and several award wins. None of this success would be possible without the hard work and dedication of our team.

“Lindsay and Lisa have played an instrumental role in this success so we are delighted to promote them to partners. We always encourage and support our staff to be the best that they can be in their individual specialisms and this could not be reflected better than in the achievements of Lisa and Lindsay. They have both received notable successes individually and for the firm and thoroughly deserve their promotions. We have exciting plans for the future and we know they will do a great job in helping steer the firm in this journey.”

Watkins & Gunn Solicitors is an award-winning law firm and was recently the only firm in Wales to be selected in the category of “Law Firm of the Year” at the prestigious Halsbury Legal Awards 2014. The firm offer a wide range of legal services including Accident Claims, Medical Negligence, Wills and Probate, Employment Law, Educations Law, Public Law, Business Law, Divorce and Family Law, Childcare Law, Criminal Law, Road Traffic Law and Property.