Leicester office growth for Freeths
The Leicester office of top 60 law firm Freeths has had a positive start to 2017 with the appointment of five new members of staff.
Bolstering the commercial litigation team are Emma Anderson who joins as a Director and Victoria Jones as an Associate. Emma, who originally trained in London, is well-known in the local business and legal community having worked for Harvey Ingram/Shakespeare Martineau for over 20 years, dealing with complex commercial disputes and shareholder/directors claims in particular.
Victoria has spent the past four years as a freelance professional support lawyer working for law firms and legal publishers including LexisNexis, specialising in commercial litigation and property litigation content. Prior to that, she was a professional support lawyer at Harvey Ingram.
Victoria Teece, who trained in house at a local authority,joins as a Planning and Environmental solicitor. Victoria is known for local government litigation and advice, acting as the advocate in both the Magistrates’ Courts and County Courts in a range of proceedings including prosecutions, enforcement action, injunctions and possessions.
Andrew Spiers joins as a Corporate solicitor. Having trained at another Leicester firm, he will support the corporate partners on a wide spectrum of work, including mergers, acquisitions, banking and finance work.
Jodie Blowfield also joins the office as a Client Relationship Manager, following a career providing Executive Support to the leaders of both of Leicester’s universities. Jodie will support lawyers on their larger clients to ensure the firm continue to deliver the best service.
Mukesh Patel, Managing Partner of the Leicester office, said:
“2016 saw Freeths mark our most successful financial year to date, with the Leicester office celebrating a growth in staff numbers of 18%. We have continued to invest in our staff and resources to ensure we offer top class legal services to our clients, and I welcome everyone to the team.”
This growth comes as Freeths have recently been listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to work for, ranked in 50th position.
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