Manchester based, HLF Berry Solicitors has appointed Anne Citron as Practice Manager. Anne has been part of the HLF Berry team for 20 years as the firm’s Accounts Manager and more latterly Compliance Officer for finance and administration but now takes on the firm’s first practice management role, freeing up senior fee-earners to focus on client work and legal issues.
Reporting to the management team in the Chorlton, Failsworth and Manchester City Centre offices, Anne’s remit is to lead the administration team supporting the firm’s lawyers. As well as managing the accounts function and ensuring administrative and financial compliance with the various rules and regulations the firm is subject to, she will now take overall responsibility for premises, risk management, suppliers, training and recruitment.
HLF Berry Solicitor at the Chorlton office Paul Hannam comments: “Anne’s appointment to Practice Manager further strengthens HLF Berry as we plan for future development and growth.
“Expansion across the business is key to providing clients with expertise in all areas of personal and commercial legal services and Anne plays a vital role within HLF Berry in that expansion.”
Commenting on her new role Anne said: “I am delighted with this promotion. It is a great personal achievement and I look forward to continuing to assist the Directors with the running of HLF Berry and look forward to playing my part in the future success of the firm in my new role. It will be my job to make sure each department has the people it needs, the IT and systems to deliver the service, in order to achieve the growth target, taking pressure off the fee earners to allow them to get on with helping clients.”
HLF Berry LLP, operates from three Greater Manchester locations including Chorlton, Failsworth and Manchester city centre and specialises in personal law, family law, property, ecclesiastical, education and commercial law. It is led by solicitors Paul Citron, Paul Hannam and Jane Monks.