People & Appointments

Law firm appoints new solicitor, promotes six more

Written by Peter Davison.

Marina Emmanouel


Law firm Awdry Bailey & Douglas has appointed experienced solicitor Marina Emmanouel to its private client team, and promoted six lawyers across a number of departments.

Marina is a dual-qualified solicitor in England & Wales and Cyprus and joins the firm’s Chippenham office after having worked for a leading law firm in Bristol for several years.

She specialises in a number of areas in the private client spectrum including wills, trusts, estate administration and Court of Protection work.

The appointment coincides with a raft of promotions: Heather Wannell is now a senior associate and head of private client, while Matthew Brewer, Nikki Capp, Elizabeth Hutchinson-Wall, Ellie Mewse and Steven Pipe are now all associates.

Marina said: ““This is an excellent time to join such a well established and forward thinking firm as Awdry Bailey & Douglas.

“It was the perfect opportunity, because for me client care is at the heart of everything I do, and working at ABD provides me with the foundation to do just that.

“It is vital to be able to listen attentively to my clients' concerns, solve any problems they may encounter and put them at ease”.

Partner Tim Hotchkiss said: “The recruitment of Marina and the recent round of promotions continues to demonstrate that at Awdry Bailey & Douglas we live up to our commitment to not only deliver exceptional client service, but also to acknowledge our successes.

“I would like to congratulate this talented group of excellent lawyers on their promotions, as they have proved time and time again that they put the client’s needs at the heart of everything they do.”