Jane Williamson, a highly experienced and respected Solicitor and Head of Care at SH&Co., is retiring to focus on judicial work.
Jane joined the company as a partner in 2000, has recently been extending her tribunal work which has seen her join the Social Security Tribunal and more recently, the Mental Health tribunal.
This work has enabled Jane to combine her interests and especially to work on the interrelation of mental health and family dynamics, particularly as she is also a member of the specialist Child and Adolescent Mental health panel.
Jane helped co-manage the firm, working closely and alongside Director Susan Howarth for the last 17 years to help steer it through the recession without any redundancies.
All of the staff are sad to see Jane go with Susan commenting: “’Having known and worked with Jane in the legal sector since the early 1990’s and as a Partner in Susan Howarth & Co since 2000, I have throughout been impressed by her personable nature, depth of legal knowledge, professionalism and her sense of dedication to duty and hard work.
“She has been a massive asset to the firm over the years and those of us left behind at Susan Howarth & Co will sorely miss her.”
On retiring, Jane said: ““After 36 years as a child care solicitor being in court most days of the week, it was a big decision to make, but I’ve never regretted my choice of career for a moment as it has always been stimulating and never boring! I am looking forward to being able to do more tribunal work sitting in different parts of the country as well as having just a little more free time – hopefully!
“Inevitably I will miss colleagues who have become friends after so many years working together and of course all the staff I’m leaving behind at Susan Howarth & Co. Solicitors. I know the calibre of the solicitors there is very high and so I firmly believe the firm will continue to go from strength to strength as they continue to offer a caring and highly competent service to our clients .”
Jane will continue to work with SH&Co. for a further year in a Consultancy capacity and we all wish her the very best of luck in all her future endeavours.