SOUTH Lakeland law practice Progression Solicitors is preparing to welcome a new solicitor who has decided to return to her roots.

Nicola Wood is set to re-join Progression, which has offices in Ulverston, Grange-over-Sands and Windermere, next month with its commercial law team as an Associate Solicitor.

Managing director Anthony Smith said: “We are all looking forward to Nicola’s return. She is a fantastic asset, bringing a wealth of experience which will further strengthen our commercial property team and enable us to continue to provide the best service to our clients”.

A former pupil of Ulverston Victoria High School, Ms Wood moved to London after completing her Law Society Finals becoming a senior associate in the commercial property group of a leading city law firm.

Ms Wood acts in a range of real estate transactions including freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, buying and selling businesses, commercial lettings and renewals and development work.

With a love of the outdoors and now with a young family, the Lake District though has never been far from her thoughts.

The mum-of-three, who lives in Ulverston, said: “I am thrilled to be returning to my roots and delighted to be back working for Progression Solicitors.

"They are a truly unique firm with such an innovative yet holistic approach to client care, business development and the local community and I am very much looking forward to being part of the team once more."

She will be based at the offices in Windermere from February 16.