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Joe Phelan & Liam Kenealy appointed as directors!

Chesterfield Commercial, Business and Employment law firm Dawson Radford Solicitors are delighted to announce the joint appointment of Joe Phelan, Head of Property and Liam Kenealy, Head of Employment as directors of the firm from 12/08/2022

As Directors, Joe and Liam will help drive the business forward and continue its growth strategy alongside managing director Jo and into its next phase of development.

Joanna Dawson founded Dawson Radford just over 5 years ago and the business has gone from strength to strength. A growing workforce signalled a relocation from a home office to commercial office premises and then an expansion into adjoining space to accommodate a new employment law department, new members of the team and the increasing number of clients.

On the decision to take this next step Jo says, “As a self confessed control freak, the thought of letting anyone help manage the business isn’t one I’ve particularly relished. But, as the firm continues to grow even I have to acknowledge that I can’t do everything, and in some cases, people can do things better than me! Thankfully, that has been the case when finding Joe and Liam, and as the business continues to move forward and grow I cannot think of two better people to help me with that challenge.”


Joe Phelan is a consultant solicitor specialising in property law and has worked for some of the largest firms in the North East. Joe has acted for clients ranging from individuals and SME’s to NHS Foundation Trusts and large Plc’s.

Joe comments “It is a great pleasure to have been appointed as a director at Dawson Radford.  The firm is a fantastic place to work and the team is first class.  I am very much looking forward to continuing to develop our property offering and, most importantly, continue to ensure that our clients receive top quality, efficient and pragmatic advice.”

Liam Keneally has over 17 years’ experience specialising in employment law and has acted for both individuals and businesses throughout his career on a full range of employment issues, from simple wages claims to Tribunal claims involving multiple forms of discrimination.

Speaking about his new role in the company Liam adds “I’m delighted to become a director here at Dawson Radford. I joined the firm 10-11 months ago based on the plans Jo had for the firm and having seen first-hand just how good a job she has done to grow the firm to where it is over the last 5 years, I’m looking forward to building on that and continuing our growth and progression. It’s great to have Joe Phelan on board too given his experience, knowledge and contacts which will only help us continue to grow our Commercial Property department.”

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