As Managing Partner of Morecrofts, my role is to lead on the firm’s strategy and profile, train and develop our people, manage our client relationships, and ensure that we are compliant with our regulators.
I qualified as a Solicitor in 1993 and joined Morecrofts in 1999 as a Solicitor in the litigation team, specialising in high value, complex personal injury claims, particularly those for survivors of childhood abuse and victims of local authority negligence. Whilst developing my career I also undertook other litigation such as judicial reviews, education law, contentious probate, and data protection claims. I developed an interest in management and undertook a post graduate diploma in Legal Practice Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, and then became Managing Partner of the firm in 2014.
I was President of Liverpool Law Society in 2015-16 and still play an active role as a director of the society. I am Vice-Chair of the Liverpool Branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) and I also chair the Business and Policy Committee of the Liverpool and Sefton Chamber of Commerce. I am involved in several ventures working with the advancement of women in leadership and I enjoy speaking to school and university students about career development, as well as being an ambassador for Women in the Law UK.
I am a trustee of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and was for over 20 years involved in the CAB service at board level, in North Liverpool. Outside of work related interests I enjoy playing tennis and I am chair of Mersey Bowmen Tennis Club, one of the oldest clubs in the country, and I regularly play in the Liverpool Tennis League. I also love swimming and ski-ing, I have a passion for photography and enjoy walking and wildlife watching; quizzes, reading, and watching most sports, in particular Liverpool FC, and GB tennis and athletics.
Q&A with AlisonTell me an interesting fact about you. In 1983 I won a silver medal representing Great Britain in swimming at the European Catholic student games. What is your career ambition? To ensure that Morecrofts remains the best firm in Liverpool and to know that all our clients receive the best possible service and want to come back to us. To help the firm to grow and to see our great lawyers become more successful and enhance their reputations within the city. Favourite music artist? Billy Joel or The Icicle Works – depends on my mood Favourite movie? Apollo 13 Favourite place? Anywhere wild in the countryside – Llyn Peninsula or Dartmoor Favourite quote? “Do unto others as you would have done unto you” Favourite sports team? Liverpool of course. Or the GB Davis Cup Team, or Swimming team, or Athletics team or...