Muckle’s corporate team expands with two new solicitors

Andrew Davison, Claire Willcock and Sara Worsick
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Our award-winning corporate team has continued to strengthen its offer to clients with the addition of two new solicitors.

Claire Willcock and Sara Worsick have joined the Newcastle-based law firm during a period of growth for the successful corporate team, which was again named as the top dealmaker in the region earlier this year and also recently named Corporate and Commercial Regional Law Firm of the Year at the Legal 500 UK awards.

Sara and Claire will assist the team on a wide range of projects, including corporate mergers, acquisitions, sales and fundraisings, as well as advising clients on general corporate matters, such as the incorporation of companies, director and shareholder rights, board meetings, shareholders’ agreements and drafting company constitutions.

Newcastle-born Claire joined from a national law firm, where she gained experience in both public and private company law.

The University of Manchester graduate said: “Muckle has a great reputation, both for quality of work and culturally, so I’m delighted to be welcomed to the team.

“I’m really looking forward to increasing my knowledge, becoming involved in high level transactions and working with a range of clients in different industries.

“There are also fantastic opportunities for me to get involved in work for both private companies and companies quoted on the stock exchange, as well as to learn from my fellow colleagues.”

Sara, who is originally from Cumbria, studied law at Newcastle University and went on to do her Legal Practice Course at Northumbria University. Before joining us, she spent a number of years at a Carlisle-based law firm.

“During my time at Northumbria University I was mentored by someone who worked at Muckle, which allowed me to learn a lot about the firm, and I knew from early on that it would be an excellent place to work.

“I have learned so much already since joining in September and I’ve been able to get involved in a great variety of different projects.  The team is absolutely wonderful, really welcoming and I already feel part of the family.

“I’m new to the region’s business community, so I’m really keen to establish myself and build up relationships with clients and other professional advisers in the area.”

Andrew Davison, Head of the corporate team, said: “As we continue to lead the way regionally as the number one dealmaker and business adviser, it’s important for us to grow our team of corporate experts. We are delighted to have attracted two such brilliant lawyers with excellent backgrounds into the team.

“Sara and Claire have fitted in exceptionally well and have really hit the ground running. They are exactly the kind of lawyers we look for at Muckle; extremely personable and able to build strong relationships with clients, in addition to being technically excellent.”

to find out how our award winning corporate team can help your business contact Andrew Davison.