Baker Love has welcomed three new solicitors to its growing team. The announcement of the new recruits comes as Baker Love’s client base continues to expand.
Dean Frith, who has been a Partner at the firm for over ten years, said that the continued expansion of the firm was needed to service a demand in the community for those who need a lawyer they can trust that can provide quality legal services.
“Baker Love has a strong and diverse base in Newcastle, with intergenerational clients relying on us for advice on matters including wills and estates, conveyancing, and family law. This loyal client base keeps us busy,” Dean said.
“What we are also noticing is strong growth on the corporate front, with many Hunter-based businesses on the rise as new opportunities present in the region. We therefore need to continue to expand our team of solicitors to ensure we can continue to deliver quality legal services to this diverse client base.”
Joining Baker Love’s litigation team is Shay Riley-Lewis, who is also a qualified environmental scientist and planner.
Shay has worked for international law and consulting firms, including PB and Dentons, and ran her own planning practice for 11 years. Her experience covers property, planning, environment and commercial law.
She cites Baker Love’s professionalism, well-established presence in Newcastle and strong marketing outcomes as some of her reasons for joining the firm.
“I am looking forward to contributing to the collegiate nature of Baker Love and promoting the firm through professional networks. I am particularly looking forward to court work and seeking the best outcomes for my litigation clients,” Shay said.
Tanya Chapman is another of the new additions to the Baker Love team.
Tanya boasts an international background having undertaken her masters degree in international, economic and business law at Kyushu University in Japan after completing a double degree in arts and law with honours at Canberra University.
Tanya has a wealth of experience in wills and estates, deceased estates, estate litigation and elder law. She has dealt with matters involving retirement villages and granny flats and is a member of the Hunter Central Coast Elder Abuse Collaborate and Senior and Aged Care Living Transition (SALT).
Tanya was attracted to Baker Love as it presented an opportunity to work with a team of legal experts who are known for their willingness to assist and learn from one another, becoming better practitioners through collaboration.
“Baker Love prioritises the client relationship and the client experience. This approach allows me to build meaningful relationships with clients and provide them not only with specialised legal advice and representation but also an experience where they feel comfortable and supported”
Also joining the firm is Naomi Rizzoli, an experienced personal injury, family law and wills and estates solicitor. Naomi, who graduated from Macquarie University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Laws Majoring in Criminology, will work within the Baker Love family law team.
Her preference to work at Baker Love was in part due to their reputation for providing a flexible work environment and the firm’s dedication to the development of its employees.
Naomi hopes to contribute to the growth of the firm by bringing a friendly and empathetic approach to family law matters.
“I was attracted to the job as I knew I would be able to learn from the family law team and bounce ideas off them. I am looking forward to developing my skills and knowledge in family through the family law team who have vast experience. I am also looking to expand my capabilities in other areas of the law given Baker Love’s significant offering.”
IMAGE | Baker Love’s newest recruits.