WOLLEN Michelmore has announced its second new recruit of the year reinforcing the firm's continuing commitment to 'buying local'.
Last month the firm's Private Client Department signed up Tom Calder who has lived in South Devon all his life and studied law at Plymouth University.
Now Wollen Michelmore has taken on Magdalene Panayiotou who was born in South Devon and undertook her training contract at a large firm in Exeter where she qualified as a solicitor in 2010.
Since qualifying, Magdalene has specialised in all aspects of litigation with a particular interest in corporate and commercial disputes, insolvency, asset recovery and debt work.
Magdalene has joined the litigation and dispute resolution team and is based in the Torquay office where she deals with a wide range of litigation including employment and contentious probate matters.
Chris Wills, head of the litigation department said: "Whatever the nature of the dispute, our team will use its expertise in relevant law to give our clients cost-effective and straightforward advice."
Magdalene added: "Wollen Michelmore has a strong history within South Devon and I feel very excited to be playing a part in the firm's future."
Wollen Michelmore has a continuing commitment to recruiting locally and offering extensive career development to bright young lawyers, meaning they don't have to move to London to forward their careers.
Wollen Michelmore managing partner Chris Hart said: "We have always more than benefitted from recruiting bright young local stars. They understand the area better and we offer sufficient opportunities give them plenty of high level and varied work and keep them here, all of which benefits our clients."