On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

(L-R) Laura Charles, Felicity Fisher and Kim Hylton

Burton-on-Trent law firm Else Solicitors has announced the promotion of three team members to senior positions.

The new promotions are Felicity Fisher, who will become head of commercial property, Laura Charles who becomes head of debt recovery and Kim Hylton who has been promoted to marketing executive.

Fisher said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead a department in an award-winning law firm that has a great local presence and reputation. This opportunity means I can ensure the team works with clients to ensure the advice we give really counts and the deal we negotiate has a positive impact for our clients.”

Charles added: “Else was founded on debt recovery and dispute resolution work and these areas continue to important cornerstones of the business. I am happy and excited to be given this new opportunity. Our aim will be to increase our debt recovery success rate and in doing so, reduce payment times for our clients even more.”

Hylton said: “Working at Else has enable me to experience all aspects of working in a law firm and I have particularly enjoyed being involved in Marketing. This new role gives me the opportunity to further raise awareness of the Else brand across the region as well as helping to grow the firm further by retaining and attracting new clients.”

James Maynard

Leicestershire law firm Bray & Bray has taken on its second new specialist solicitor of the year.

James Maynard joins the firm’s corporate transactional team at its head office in Leicester city centre. He previously worked for Spearing Waite.

With over 5 years of experience in corporate law, James has spent several years working in the corporate team at Leicester based law firm Spearing Waite.

Maynard said: “Bray & Bray has a great reputation across the East Midlands. I’ve dealt with members of the corporate team on the other side of transactions and I like the way that they work. It’s a great fit in terms of the clients Bray & Bray has and the way that they choose to work with them.”