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Samuel Phillips Law

Marketing professional joins growing group of law firms

Friday, January 27, 2023

Newcastle Law Firm Samuel Phillips Law has appointed Claire Fenwick to the role of Group Marketing Manager to spearhead its growth in the region.

Claire, a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM) brings a wealth of experience to the firm, with a marketing career spanning 25 years. She was previously Marketing and Business Development Manager at another prominent commercial Law Firm in Newcastle and prior to that, was Marketing Manager at Northumbria University Law School, where she spent 12 years.

In her new role, she will lead Samuel Phillips Law’s overall marketing strategy and build on the company’s position in the market to help drive strategic growth.

Claire’s appointment comes at a period of rapid change at Samuel Phillips Law.  Last Summer, the firm was acquired by lawyer Sufe Miah, Founder and Director of Miah Solicitors in Leeds.  Miah also acquired Hathaways The Law Firm which has offices in Gateshead and Low Fell.  Claire’s role will see her leading the strategic marketing for all three firms, managing external and internal communications including advertising, PR, print and online marketing collateral and business development as well as raising the firm’s profiles through events, networking opportunities and sponsorship.

Claire said: “I am looking forward to the challenges my new role will bring and working hard to exceed our goals alongside the fantastically talented teams at all three firms. Although, I will be based at Samuel Phillip’s office on Newcastle’s Grey Street, I will also be spending a significant amount of time in our offices in Gateshead, Low Fell and Leeds”

Speaking about her plans for the firm, she said, “My main aim is to increase the market share and brand awareness of all three firms to meet ambitious growth targets and to bring the firms together in terms of culture and values.”

Sharon Boyd, Group Chief Executive said “We are absolutely delighted to have Claire join us. I have been an avid admirer of Claire over the many years I have known her so to bring her on board at this time is very exciting indeed!  Her extensive marketing and commercial expertise is just what we need to help drive Samuel Phillips Law, Hathaways The Law Firm and Miah Solicitors forward across all our service areas and support me with the transformation.”

Owner Sufe Miah added “Claire joins us with a wealth of experience and energy and also understands the vision that we have in terms of the development and growth of the three firms.  Claire’s involvement will be integral in liaising with each of our departments and there are some very exciting times ahead for the three firms and all of my colleagues.”

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