WARRINGTON based legal firm, FDR Law, has appointed a new chief executive officer.

Mark Lockett, who has more than 18 years experience in the legal sector, has joined the firm following the departure of Oliver Burton in 2017.

Mr Lockett has previously held senior management roles with a number of companies, including Mills & Reeves and George Davies Solicitors LLP.

His new role will see him take responsibility for operations, projects and on-site business functions, supporting the offices in Warrington, Frodsham and Stockton Heath.

On his move to FDR, Mark said: "I am joining FDR Law at an exciting time and am very much looking forward to developing and growing the business."

Charles Agar, FDR Law chairman, said: "We are delighted to welcome Mark to the business, we were impressed with his considerable depth of experience and we are looking forward to utilising his expertise to develop our business further.

"We are confident he will be a tremendous asset to FDR Law and his appointment is testament to our commitment to growing the practice."