On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Clare Brady (centre) with Cheryl Bates (left) and Alexandra Byard (right)

Property law firm Brady Solicitors has added two new lawyers to its Nottingham team.

Alexandra Byard has joined Brady Solicitors from Taylor & Emmett and Cheryl Bates has joined from Shakespeare Martineau.

Managing director Clare Bradysaid: “Our reputation within the sector means we are enjoying continued strong growth in legal property management work, from straightforward service charge advice through to helping leaseholders change managing agent, and complex property litigation work.

“With such growth comes the challenge of finding solicitors with experience in the property management sector so I’m delighted we’ve been able to recruit two such talented and ambitious lawyers to our team. Cheryl and Alex bring not only specialist legal expertise but the proactive, commercial and client-focused approach to their work that is valued by our clients.”

Ben Massey

Miller Homes has appointed a new operations director for the East Midlands.

Ben Massey, who previously held the position of land director at the business, will oversee developments in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, and Leicestershire, and will be based at the Derby regional office.

The appointment follows the announcement that the leading housebuilder plans to bring 466 new homes to the East Midlands region this year.

Massey said: “Throughout the course of my career I have been lucky enough to gain a wealth of experience in the industry. I am excited to be taking on this role as we continue to bring new and high quality homes to the region, helping even more people secure their dream property.”

Danny O’Connor, regional managing director for Miller Homes Midlands, added: “It’s always exciting to make a top-level appointment, so we are delighted that Ben will be embarking on the next stage of his career with us. We are confident that he will excel in this new position, and will be a great addition to our incredibly talented leadership team.”