On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

(L-R) Paul Maloney, Alistair Wesson, Ed Hamblin

The Nottingham office of accountancy and advisory firm, Mazars, is expanding its Restructuring Services team.

Ed Hamblin joins Mazars as senior administrator from BDO in Leicester where he spent five years. Before that Ed honed his expertise at both PKF and Cooper Parry, and graduated from Exeter University. He has over eight years of experience in Corporate Recovery and Advisory.

East Midlands managing partner, Alistair Wesson, said: “Ed is joining the Mazars team in Nottingham as a Senior Administrator within Restructuring Services and there is a strong possibility that he will progress to a more senior level in the future.

“Ed’s background in dealing with significant and sizeable insolvency procedures will improve the experience and offering to both current and future Mazars clients.”

Hamblin said: “Mazars is a forward-thinking firm with a strong culture and values that will benefit me in the long term. In particular, Mazars in the East Midlands has grown significantly in the last four years and that is something that I look forward to being a part of.

“I am also looking forward to working with restructuring services senior mnager Paul Maloney and the rest of the Restructuring Services team and using my experience gained over the last eight years to add to the already excellent Restructuring Services offering by Mazars both nationally and particularly in the East Midlands.”

Fraser Brown Solicitors has bolstered its dispute resolution team with the appointment of Catherine Gritt who has joined the firm as an associate solicitor.

Don Peel and Catherine Gritt

In her new position, Gritt will be working with the firm’s construction department and will share her expertise with the existing property litigation team in everything from commercial and residential property disputes, landlord and tenant law, to professional negligence claims.

Gritt, who lives in Beeston, joins the 16 strong Fraser Brown dispute resolution team from Kuits Solicitors where she worked as an associate solicitor for 18 months.

A specialist in property litigation, Gritt has over eight years of experience in real estate and commercial litigation.

She said: “Fraser Brown is a well-known and established firm in the region and this role was very attractive as it holds a uniquely deep-rooted position at the very heart of Nottingham’s commercial sector. I’m very pleased to be working with a forward thinking and dynamic firm.”

Don Peel, head of the dispute resolution team at Fraser Brown, said: “With her proactive and can-do approach to work, Catherine is an excellent fit for us. Her contacts and experience in the property and construction sector will allow her to provide a comprehensive service to our existing clients as well as help us further expand the team.”