Saddleworth-based law firm O’Donnell Solicitors has appointed its seventh Director to its Board as it continues its growth trajectory.
The firm has announced that Richard Dobson-Mason has been appointed as Director after joining the firm a year ago. Richard heads up the firm’s Dispute Resolution and Litigation department, which assists clients with civil and commercial disputes, from pre-action, through to trial, including alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and appeals processes.
Since joining O’Donnell, Richard has grown the quantity and variety of Dispute Resolution and Litigation work undertaken by the firm’s team. Having originally qualified as a Barrister in 2008 before cross-qualifying as a Solicitor in 2013, Richard has a very broad experience in dealing with disputes. He attained Solicitor-Advocate status in 2016 and was appointed as a Magistrate in 2018, sitting on Adult Crime and Family Law cases.
Richard’s appointment marks the next stage in the firm’s growth plans.
“O’Donnell Solicitors has something rare – a genuine commitment to both its team and its clients, alongside a professional, forward-thinking and proactive approach, and offers robust and pragmatic legal advice. I am delighted to be joining the firm’s established and respected Board of Directors.
“The outlook is bright, and I am excited and motivated to play my part in the future of the firm and its further growth.”
James O’Donnell, Director and Head of Commercial, said:
“Richard has proven to be a great asset to the firm, and under his leadership, the department has already gone from strength to strength. His team’s workload complements that of our other departments perfectly, promoting our approach to offering ‘straight-talking’ legal advice.
“We are experiencing an increase in demand for this area of work, including complex disputes, and Richard’s reputation and extensive experience, as well as his impressive strategic approach to cases, has been noticed.
“The firm’s Directors are delighted that Richard has accepted the offer to join our Board of Directors, who are all highly revered in their respective fields, and Richard’s appointment to it only serves to bolster this further.”
O’Donnell Solicitors has three offices across Saddleworth and a team of over thirty staff. Formed in 2016 by James and Rebecca O’Donnell, the firm has a highly reputable name for providing straight-talking legal advice across several areas of law for both private individuals and businesses.
The firm has exciting growth plans afoot and a further recruitment drive across all other departments.