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Promotions and appointments July 2017
  • Published:
    04 July
  • Area of Law:
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Nottingham office continues to recruit top talent

The Nottingham office of law firm Shakespeare Martineau continues to be a hive of top talent following the appointment of three new team members and two promotions to legal director.

Following a burst of client growth over the last two months, the firm has added Jayne Flint, associate; Amy Cotterill, licensed conveyancer and Hema Singhal – solicitor, to its East Midlands operation.

In addition, Rahul Kotecha has been promoted to legal director in the private capital team, as well as Sarah Gunton in the real estate sector. Rahul has been part of the firm for over four years and advises clients on matters including will disputes, succession and inheritance tax planning, particularly for elderly and vulnerable people.

Sarah’s focus on residential developments, including site acquisition, set up and disposal has seen her rise up the ranks at the firm in just four years.

Duncan James, head of the Nottingham office at law firm Shakespeare
Martineau, said: “The growth of our client base at the Nottingham office is going from strength to strength and having a team that can fully support this over the coming years is crucial.

“We recognise that top class legal counsel, rooted in commercial nous, is what our clients are looking for and the talent acquisition and promotions within the firm are reflective of people who can deliver just that. Our newest wave of recruits and promotions follow the appointment of Caroline Elliot partner in the family team and Rachel Harvey, immigration specialist, and we are showing no signs of slowing as we look to continue bringing in new talent across the office.”

Duncan James added:

“The East Midlands is bursting with innovative regeneration projects, from retail, commercial properties and residential sites. Having real estate specialists that work closely together and who can advise on such a broad spectrum of challenges facing diverse clients is a major advantage for the firm. We pride ourselves on the quality and breadth of our specialist local knowledge.”

For more information visit www.shma.co.uk.

"We’re delighted to be at the beginning of a partnership between two teams who share the same winning spirit and focus on supporting talent to achieve their potential. Everyone here has a great sense of pride and excitement to be working with Team England – a team that, after all, reflects just how much can be achieved by a diverse and varied group of individuals all focused on one goal. We can’t wait to get started."

Joanna Thornell, Client and Markets Director, Shakespeare Martineau