On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Lynsey Burke and Oliver Maxwell

Law firm Nelsons Solicitors has appointed two new solicitors in Derby.

After undertaking a work placement at Nelsons in early 2012, Oliver Maxwell has returned to the law firm and specialises in advising on a wide range of private disputes, including contentious probate and property litigation.

Maxwell, who qualified as a solicitor in 2014 while working at Banners Jones in Chesterfield, said: “I always wanted to return as Nelsons is renowned for its training and development. When I heard about the job, it seemed like a natural move for me.

“I am really just relishing the opportunity of being able to soak up the knowledge of the Nelsons team who are specialists in this area. I’ve always wanted to focus on a contentious area of law because you get to put into practice what you learnt at university. In litigation, you have to think outside the box to try and come up with a solution – it really keeps you on the ball.”

Lynsey Burke, who qualified as a solicitor in 2009, specialises in commercial disputes, including professional negligence and insolvency matters.

She said: “Commercial litigation covers a wide range of industries so I am always dealing with new and interesting challenges. It is always important to keep in mind that there is more than one way to resolve commercial disputes and a good litigator will be able to tailor their advice to suit specific client needs. I am looking forward to meeting business representatives in the Derby area.

“I’ve recently relocated from Belfast with my family. Nelsons stood out to me as I was excited by the growth opportunities of the firm – it is also forward thinking and has a great reputation.”

Partner Cathryn Selby said: “We are delighted to welcome Oliver and Lynsey to Nelsons. Their expertise has added breadth to the department and I know they will be real assets to our office in Derby.”

Chris Skeggs

West Bridgford-based creative agency, The Dairy, has continued to expand its busy in-house team, with the appointment senior designer, Chris Skeggs.

Chris joins The Dairy a month after the addition of account junior, Claudia Wright – taking the total number of employees to eight.

“Chris joins us at a very good time,” said Dairy managing director Nigel Rowlson. He added: “We’ve recently moved to larger premises, and are currently enjoying one of our most successful periods to date in a landmark year for the business. Adding Chris to the team is part of our growth strategy to take the agency to the next level.”