Morecrofts are saying goodbye to two of their Partners, who retire this week (March 28).
Carole Brennan and Anne Heseltine collectively worked at the firm for 47 years.
Carole, a family solicitor specialising in divorce, mediation and collaborative law, has been at the firm for her entire career, starting as an articled clerk in 1985.
Amongst other external roles Carole has been a long serving member of Liverpool Law Society Family Law Committee.
She says: “I came to Morecrofts straight from the college of law as a law student to take up my Articles. I still have my job offer!
“I will miss the wonderful people at the firm the most, and will remember many lovely little moments, for example keeping someone who has been a victim of domestic violence safe. People often don’t know how they can be safe and it is my job to tell them and then get orders to ensure that security. I went into this job because I believed in justice and I have done my best to help people achieve that.”
Carole will be using her retirement to study, and is currently enjoying undertaking a degree in medieval history. She will also be doing further studies in patchwork and quilting.
Anne Heseltine joined the firm as a Partner in the litigation department in 2006. Prior to this, she worked at Halliwells (formerly Cuff Roberts) for 26 years.
Anne is a past president of the Liverpool Law Society and also sits as a Deputy District Judge.
Speaking of the biggest changes she has seen in the profession in her career, Anne says: “Technology. There were no mobile phones or emails. No computers or even word processors. I remember there was great excitement when a fax machine was installed in the office for the first time, in about 1982!”
In her retirement, Anne plans to enjoy time traveling with her husband Andrew, who also retired in March; “I never had a gap year, as in those days it was not the norm, so we plan to do a fair bit of travelling and knocking stuff off the bucket list.
“I will also play more golf and hope to catch up with friends. I might actually get to do some gardening!
“I will still have my role as a Deputy District Judge so I am not going to be completely retired.”
Morecrofts’ Managing Partner Alison Lobb adds: “Working with Carole and Anne has been a great pleasure and they will be missed in the Partnership, and in the firm as a whole.
“We wish them all the best with their retirements, and I can’t say how thankful we are for their dedication over the years at Morecrofts.”