Evans Hayes Burnell solicitor, Craig Harding, has been promoted to the role of company Director. He joins fellow directors, Andrew Evans, Giles Hayes and Steve Burnell in shaping the strategic direction of the company and managing the 13-strong team.
Craig, who has been with Evans Hayes Burnell since its inception, has been a solicitor for more than ten years. He studied Law at the University of the West of England and then obtained his Legal Practice Certificate from Swansea University. Craig then joined and qualified at Graham Evans and Partners before moving with the team to start Evans Hayes Burnell.
Craig specialises in criminal defence work and deals predominantly with Magistrates Court and Youth Court cases. He is adept at building strong relationships with his clients and is a trusted advocate for those he represents.
Steve Burnell comments: “Craig has played a key role in the foundation of Evans Hayes Burnell and shown a great deal of commitment over the last decade. He demonstrates great organisational and business administration skills as well as being an experienced criminal defence solicitor. He progression to becoming a director was a natural step for both us and for Craig and he sets his roots in the business and shapes its future.”
Craig adds: “I’m immensely proud to be given the opportunity to step up and become part of the business at a senior level. While the profession is changing and being challenged by cuts to Legal Aid, there are many opportunities for growing businesses like ours and I’m looking forward to working with my fellow directors to continue to strengthen and future-proof the firm. It’s an exciting time for the company as we take on new members of staff and diversify our offering.”