We are thrilled to announce that Richard Wadsworth and Ben Ironmonger have become full Equity Partners of the firm, effective from 1 April 2024.

Ben joined Scott Bailey in 2019 and quickly identified the potential to establish a dedicated Company and Commercial Department, enhancing our business law services alongside our expert litigation and commercial property teams. Under his leadership, our client base has grown steadily, making us one of the few law firms in the New Forest offering specialised corporate law support.

Richard Wadsworth, who joined Scott Bailey in 2017, has built up a strong reputation as an expert Private Client Solicitor. He handles all aspects of will writing, complex probate and trust administration, and powers of attorney. Additionally, he has significantly expanded his department and now serves as our Compliance Officer, or COLP, ensuring legal compliance within the firm.

With their profound understanding of both legal and commercial landscapes, Richard and Ben are well-positioned to drive Scott Bailey’s growth and enhance our reputation locally and beyond.

These advancements not only mark significant personal achievements for Richard and Ben but also reflect our confidence in the bright future of Scott Bailey LLP. We believe there remains a strong place for local, independent High Street law firms.

We are fortunate to have a team rich in talent, whose expertise strengthens our capabilities and reinforces our commitment to delivering exceptional legal services to our valued clients. As we continue to evolve, innovate, and achieve outstanding results for our clients, we aim to solidify our position as a leading legal force in the New Forest and across the South Coast region.

Please join us in congratulating Ben and Richard on their well-deserved new roles!