On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Luna Marcius

Business gifts and promotional merchandise company Pellacraft has appointed Luna Marcius as an order processor.

She previously worked within the asbestos department of Derby based health and safety consultancy Marpal where she accompanied colleagues on building surveys and inspections.

Marcius is combining her role at Pellacraft, which is based in Mansfield, with completing a Business Administration apprenticeship.

She said: “In joining Pellacraft I believe that the ethics and the environment offered by the company will help me develop new skills and enhance my knowledge. I have been warmly welcomed into the team and the support I continue to receive has been very refreshing. This is very important to me because it is something that I believe is lacking in many companies. The overall energy and attitude of everyone that I work with has made me want to work better and harder in order for us to maintain the outstanding reputation that every employee within Pellacraft has worked so hard to build.”

Gareth Protheroe

Family law associate and solicitor Gareth Protheroe has become a member of the Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation scheme – a recognised quality standard for practitioners representing children in legal proceedings.

Protheroe, who qualified as a solicitor in 2014 and joined Derby-based law firm Nelsons in 2016, had to show an exceptional level of competence and knowledge in family law and the representation of children in children law proceedings to achieve the accreditation.

He said: “Cases involving children require a special level of sensitivity and specific expertise, so I am really proud to have qualified as a member of the Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation.

“Being a member of this allows me to represent children in cases – something solicitors without the certification are prohibited from doing.

“The accreditation recognises my specialism in working out arrangements for children and also promoting their direct interests in court proceedings, including private parental disputes, local authority intervention and the adoption process.”