Fresh Legs & New Blood for McCarthy Bennett Holland

Mark Boon having been a partner in MBH Solicitors for 34 years has decided to retire as a Partner with effect from the 30th April 2018.  Mark will however remain as a Consultant to the firm continuing to serve his established clients, many of whom have become friends over the years.  Mark will also continue to provide professional consultancy services to the practice as and when required.

Paul Aynsley will replace Mark as Managing Partner in the practice and Caroline Rooks will join the practice in addition as joint Managing Partner.

MBH are also pleased to announce that Gillian Lavelle has now returned from maternity leave and has been named its newest Partner, effective from 1st May 2018. The promotion strengthens one of the firm’s core practice areas: Family Law and adds further depth to the firm. Gillian has been with the firm since 2015 and already has a wealth of experience in her respective area of expertise.

Gillian initially trained and qualified as a Legal Executive whilst working for a top 500 firm before continuing with her education and dual qualifying as a solicitor. She has worked in the field of Family Law since 2010 in the Wigan & Manchester area. She has experience in Family Law including divorce, financial, children and cohabitation disputes. Gillian is highly respected by clients and fellow professionals alike.

“We welcome Gillian to the Partner team, and fully expect that she will continue to use the experience, skill and work ethic she has demonstrated since joining our firm to achieve the best results for our clients. She is dedicated to the future of the firm and is well-deserving of this promotion” says Paul Aynsley, Managing Partner.

We are also pleased to announce that Kim Busby has qualified as a solicitor as of 1st February 2018.  She is now dual qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and as a Solicitor.

“We would like to congratulate Kim on her dedication and professionalism”, says Caroline Rooks. “Our clients will continue to benefit from her expertise and further training.  We are delighted that Kim has qualified as a Solicitor and her dual qualification will strengthen the family team”

About MBH Solicitors

MBH Solicitors has been in business since 1971 and has a widespread and diverse client base. The firm is forward thinking and offers electronic or traditional ways of conducting your case.  A modern approach is taken to ensure that you are provided with an efficient service.

MBH offer the following services:

  • Commercial Advice & Litigation
  • Commercial Property
  • Company Share Sale & Acquisition
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Commercial Leases
  • Business Acquisition & Sale
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Wills & Probate (Estate Management)
  • General Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Family, Children & Divorce Law
  • Employment Law

MBH’s prices are competitive and fixed fees can be offered where appropriate.

Contact MBH Solicitors on 01942 206060 or by e-mail to

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