A South Cumbrian solicitors has appointed a new team member.

Progression Solicitors has welcomed Richard Denby to its business.

Mr Denby has worked as a solicitor in Barrow for more than 25 years and joins Progression Solicitors as an associate solicitor in its private client department.

Mr Denby said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Progression who are a forward-thinking firm, I’m particularly pleased as they have offered me the opportunity to develop and run my own specialist private client department for Barrow and I am confident I will be able to add real value to both the clients and the future of the firm.”

Mr Denby will work full time from Progression Solicitors’ Barrow office on Phoenix Way.

Managing director Anthony Smith said; “We have been looking for the right person to grow our private client work in Barrow for a number of years.

“We wanted to find someone not only with the right STEP qualifications but who also shares our values.

“Having a practical and forward thinking approach is vital to the success of our clients and the business, but we equally appreciate how important community and local knowledge are.

“Richard makes a fantastic fit for the firm because he knows the area, people and businesses well but is also an extremely successful solicitor with a great track record.”

Progression Solicitors, established in 2005, also has offices in Ulverston, Grange-over-Sands, Kendal and Windermere.