A LUDLOW legal firm has bolstered its award-winning agricultural department with the addition of a new member of the team.

mfg Solicitors has appointed Sophie Dwerryhouse into its Corve Street-based team – with her moving across from the firm’s commercial property division after five successful years.

Ms Dwerryhouse, who has strong personal links with Shropshire’s equine and farming communities, will work closely with partner Susan Morrissy, supporting and advising the firm’s rural clients which include farmers, landowners food and drink producers.

Susan Morrissy, partner and agricultural specialist at mfg Solicitors, said: “Sophie is born and bred in this part of Shropshire and is well-regarded across the rural business community. Her appointment adds another dimension to a hugely specialist team.

“Sophie’s experience over the past five years within our commercial property team has helped her development greatly and she is already proving to be a brilliant addition.

“Working alongside me, Sophie will play a key role in helping to grow and develop our offering to farmers, landowners and rural businesses in and around the Ludlow area.”

Ms Dwerryhouse added: “It’s a wonderful opportunity at this stage of my career to work closely with Susan and in such a high profile and admired team.

“I know the local farming industry and the people really well and hope that will help as we expand.”