Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

New Man Signals National Growth

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

New Man Signals National Growth

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HILARY Meredith Solicitors has appointed Peter Watson as its new CEO as the firm gears up for a period of national expansion.

Peter joins from leading national consumer firm, Simpson Millar, where he held the position of managing partner since 1996 and more latterly managing director of legal services following the acquisition of Simpson Millar by Fairpoint in 2014.

During his time as managing partner, he took Simpson Millar from a small, two-office firm - highly dependent on one client and one work type - to a multi-service national consumer law firm with 13 offices.

Watson's arrival will see founder and current CEO, Hilary Meredith, become chair of the business, while the firm has also recently strengthened its main board with the appointment of Zoe Holland, managing director of ZebraLC, as a non-executive director. …

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