Farnworth Rose celebrates International Women’s Day

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Sunday 8th March 2020 marked International Women’s Day with events across the globe calling for a gender-equal world.

International Women’s Day can be traced back to 1908 when 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter working hours, better pay and the right to vote.

By 1910, the idea to make the day international was suggested at an International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen. The day was first celebrated in 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.

At that time, women were still unable to enter the legal profession. It wasn’t until the introduction of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act in 1919 that women could become lawyers.

100 years on from women’s entry into the legal profession, Farnworth Rose are delighted to support women in the law.

The Farnworth Rose conveyancing team

At Farnworth Rose, our conveyancing department is led by an all-female team of conveyancers.

Our team of expert conveyancers work to make the legal process of buying or selling a home as simple as possible and help 1000s of people across Lancashire move home every year.

Emma Moore, a Chartered Legal Executive, graduated with a First Class Law Degree and became a Graduate Member of CILEx whilst working full time with the firm.

Emma now handles the conveyancing for clients on sales and purchase transactions including freehold, leasehold registered and unregistered title, transfer of equity, and remortgages.

You can read more about our conveyancing team here.

Our growing Wills & Probate team

Amanda Coates heads up the Wills & Probate team at Farnworth Rose. Since joining the firm, Amanda has qualified as an associate member of STEP (Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners).

STEP is a global professional association for those who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning. Full STEP members are internationally recognised as experts in their field.

Over the last 12 months, Amanda has developed the Wills & Probate department from a team of one to four full-time members of staff.

You can find out more about how our specialist Wills & Probate team can help you here.

Farnworth Rose back Pendle Forest Hockey!

Here at Farnworth Rose, we are keen to back local women’s sports. This season, we have supported Pendle Forest Hockey by sponsoring their player, Sam Parker.

Pendle Forest has seen tremendous success in recent years after securing five successive promotions. The club is now competing in the Investec Women’s Hockey League Conference North for the first time in their history.

The team has continued that success picking up an impressive 8 wins in their 16 games to sit comfortably in 4th place in the table heading into their final 2 games. 

Janet Lalor, Director at Farnworth Rose commented:

“As a firm, we believe it is important to support women both inside and outside the organisation, whether that is through supporting staff to take on courses to develop their skills or through providing sponsorship to local sports teams.”