People on the Move: Harrison Drury; New Care; Fifield Glyn Chartered Surveyors

Clare Fleming

North West law firm Harrison Drury has appointed inheritance tax planning specialist Clare Fleming as a director and head of its private client team.

Clare joins the firm after returning to Lancashire earlier this year having previously worked for more than 15 years for several regional law firms in the South East of England.

She studied and graduated at Lancaster University in 2001.

Based at the firm’s Preston office, she will be responsible for the management of the firm’s 10-strong private client team that is spread across its five regional offices.

Clare specialises in the drafting of wills and lasting powers of attorney and the administration of trusts and estates, with particular expertise in commercial and high-net-worth estates.

She said: “It’s wonderful to come back to the area where I studied nearly 20 years ago. Harrison Drury is a firm that’s deeply embedded in its local communities and that really appealed to me.

“The firm’s expertise in rural estate planning and landed estates also stood out for me when looking to come back to the area. I aim to continue to grow the team and to offer a range of lifetime planning services for our clients across all sectors.”

John Chesworth, executive chairman of Harrison Drury, said: “Clare brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the team.

“Our private client service is an important area of the business that we are keen to develop further in rural areas and I believe she is the ideal person to make it possible.

“Her commercially-focused approach and her experience gained working at a senior level in the South East will be a great asset to the firm.”


New Care has appointed Sarah Lydon, from the Peak District, as registered manager at its latest care facility, Bramhall Manor on Hardy Drive in Bramhall.

In her new role Sarah is responsible for the provision of a well-led, responsive and supportive environment for all residents, relatives and staff.

With the care facility fully commissioned by the council and NHS in Stockport, Sarah is committed to helping Stepping Hill Hospital, assisting with the fast and effective discharge of patients to free up vital hospital beds, and ensuring a safe transfer to Bramhall Manor for further assessment before returning home.

In time the care facility will provide a home-from-home environment for residents, allowing them to enjoy a quality life surrounded by loved ones, with a highly-skilled team providing exceptional person-centred care.

Sarah previously worked for Barchester for 12 years in a range of positions, most recently as quality improvement specialist.

She completed quality improvement reviews of the North portfolio, providing action plans and support to maintain good compliance with local CCG and CQC.

Sarah said: “I have followed New Care from afar for many years, watching the company grow and expand.

Sarah Lydon

“Bramhall Manor is a stunning care facility and we have started to recruit a talented team, too.

“The coming months will be busy, working with Stepping Hill Hospital as they free up beds and move medically discharged patients to Bramhall Manor for rehabilitation, and I am looking forward to the challenge, ensuring this service is a huge success.”

Chris McGoff, New Care chief executive, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Sarah to New Care. She has enjoyed a successful career in the care industry and brings with her valuable experience and knowledge. We wish her well and are confident she will exceed in her role at Bramhall Manor.”

Sarah is a registered general nurse and in recent years has undertaken extra education in Tissue Viability and Palliative Care. She also completed a degree in ‘Care of the Older Person’ at Wolverhampton University.

Bramhall Manor is a state-of-art 71-bed care facility.


Fifield Glyn Chartered Surveyors has appointed two new members to its team.

Nicola Nelson joins the London residential team as a property manager, and Charlie Muir joins the accounts department in Cheshire as an apprentice.

Charlie Muir

Nicola brings with her more than 10 years of property management experience in both individual property and housing association management.

Charlie should have been doing his A levels, including maths, before joining the apprenticeship scheme.

Edward Fifield, head of residential, said: “We are delighted that even in these unprecedented times we are continuing to expand in line with our sustainable growth strategy and increasing our team with the further arrival of Nicola and Charlie to ensure we continue to provide a personal and professional service for the benefit of the clients and properties we manage.”

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