Wilkes Appoint Two Managing Partners As Growth Continues


The Wilkes Partnership, has announced that Gareth O’Hara and Ellie Holland have been appointed as joint managing partners to build on the continued growth of the partnership.

Gareth O’Hara has been at The Wilkes Partnership since 1993 and has successfully led the corporate team for many years, acting on high profile cases such as multi-million pound management buyouts. He sits on the firm’s management board and oversees a number of key client and supplier relationships.

Ellie Holland has been with the firm since its merger with Williamson & Soden in 2013, and has more than a decade of experience heading up major clients. She has successfully lead her team from strength to strength, whilst building on the firm’s strong reputation in the Solihull and South Birmingham area.

Nigel Wood, Senior Partner at The Wilkes Partnership, says: “Both Gareth and Ellie have shown exceptional leadership and legal practice during the time they have been with us. They also have a passion for the work and I know that they are excited by the opportunity of working more closely with all the teams and the board to further grow and broaden the reach of our firm.

“The fact that both Gareth and Ellie have been at the firm so long and seen constant progression in their careers, is also a testament to the development programme we have at Wilkes. There is some impressive legal talent in Birmingham and this is more proof that there are many opportunities here for that talent to thrive.” 

These latest promotions follow Amanda Holden and Gavin Evans to partner as well as the appointments of Stuart Tym as Head of Planning, Zara Reed as HR & Compliance Director and Kevin Lynch as Head of Contentious Probate.

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