North West law firm Jackson Lees has expanded its corporate and commercial department with two new appointments.

The offering was launched in February with the appointment of head of corporate and commercial Charlotte Mills, a highly experienced and well-regarded corporate and commercial expert.

Now, with expansion plans in the pipeline, she has recruited two new colleagues.

Jen Goodwin, a corporate and commercial solicitor, joins the team following six years’ experience at Lancashire practice Farleys Solicitors LLP. Specialising in general corporate work as well as a variety of commercial matters, such as data protection and terms and conditions of business, Jen will be leading her own cases.

Jen said: “I’m really excited to be joining the Jackson Lees team and it’s fantastic to be coming into such a fresh department that’s already beginning to expand.

From the outset, it was clear that Jackson Lees is incredibly passionate about growth and each individual’s development, so I’m looking forward to being on board and a part of its future, helping to create a strong, robust department with Charlotte and the team.”

Angela Kelly, joining the team from within the Jackson Lees Group, has been appointed as corporate and commercial paralegal, supporting Jen and Charlotte across cases.

With an abundance of experience in client liaison, business development and consultancy, she has been with the firm for almost two years and will now hone her skills in the new department.

Having been in corporate law for more than 15 years, Charlotte trained in the South East before working for a Lancashire-based firm and, later, making the move to Manchester where she has practised since 2013. She now works across the Jackson Lees Group offices in Manchester, Liverpool and Hoylake.

Charlotte said: “Following our practice area launch earlier this year, we’ve built a strong team with experience in corporate transactions, commercial contracts and client relations.

Having Jen and Angela on board broadens our skillset as well as our network with businesses and professional advisors across the North West. We look forward to working collaboratively with corporate clients, helping them to navigate and implement change within their business.”