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DMH Stallard is a law firm that has a reputation of working alongside successful businesses. However they also have a renowned private client practice with the same level of expertise and approach to client service as the commercial offering. Ian Trevett spoke to Lorna Fairbairn, the Head of Private Client, who is based in the firm’s London office.

DMH Stallard is a law firm that has a reputation of working closely with successful businesses. However they also have a renowned private client practice with the same level of expertise and approach to client service as their commercial offering. Ian Trevett spoke to Lorna Fairbairn, the Head of their Private Client Department.

Having qualified as a solicitor in 1987, Lorna can already point to an incredibly successful career having spent some 28 years in the legal profession. Starting out as a litigator in a boutique firm in London, she quickly established a reputation as a leading lawyer while working on some of the most high profile cases in the UK, including the Herald of Free Enterprise ferry disaster in the late eighties.

Despite Lorna’s early success it was clear that she had bigger ambitions and she soon decided to set up her own firm out of an office based in Farringdon and on the door step of London’s booming legal community.

Lorna remembers, “It was cut-throat at the time and I often wondered whether I was biting off more than I could chew but I’d learnt my trade well and with a little luck, was convinced it was the right thing to do.”

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