CARLY BARNES’ ROLE
Carly is the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Solicitor at the firm and has a wide range of legal experience.
Carly is responsible for Southerns’ strategic direction and ensuring that the firms 60 plus staff with multi sited offices are all focused on providing the first class advice and client service that can be expected from a leading North West regional legal services provider.
Carly works closely with the Management Board to direct and develop the practices of our staff. She also has responsibility for leading our VIP, Sports and Media Department and oversees the Property Department.
Carly has a passion for justice and commitment to her clients which is second to none. She gained considerable experience as a solicitor for a number of leading law firms including Henmans, Hill Dickinson and Winckworth Sherwood. She counts amongst her client base a number of high profile sports and media stars and has advised numerous football managers and club owners. Carly also has a wealth of experience of property law and has acted in numerous high value property transactions and for the Church of England in relation to property transactions.
In addition to her law degree and qualifications, Carly also has a Masters Degree in Sports Law.
Outside of work, Carly likes to travel. She also enjoys tennis and spending quality time with her family. Carly is married to former Premier League Captain Craig Short.