People on the Move: Morecrofts; Armstrong Craven; Clough & Willis; Stowe Family Law; School Letting Solutions
Liverpool solicitors Morecrofts has significantly strengthened its HR and employment law team with three senior appointments.
Legal executive Nicola Brand, who has an extensive background of working on behalf of both employers and employees, has joined the firm from Hillyer McKeown.
Meanwhile, Angela Boscarino and Sarah-Jayne Maher have both arrived as employment law advisers after spending 14, and nine years, respectively, at the Advice, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS).
Charles Millett, employment law partner at Morecrofts Solicitors, said: “Angela, Sarah-Jayne and Nicola have an incredible breadth of shared experience in all aspects of HR and employment law and their arrival further reinforces our talented team.
“The current employment law landscape can be very confusing for employers and employees alike, so it’s important that all sides receive balanced, realistic and comprehensive advice.
“We have continued to expand the scope of our client work with businesses and individuals in recent years and our three new team members give us an exciting platform to take that growth to the next level.”
Global talent mapping and pipelining specialist Armstrong Craven has increased its presence in the key market of Switzerland.
Olivia Wynn becomes director Switzerland alongside her other senior role of practice director healthcare and life sciences (HCLS).
While Olivia’s main focus will continue to be in her specialist area of HCLS, she will also be responsible for driving opportunities for Armstrong Craven’s other key sectors, including financial services.
Armstrong Craven has offices in Geneva, London, Manchester and Singapore.
Chief executive Tom Mason said: “This is an important strategic step for our business. We have a number of very important clients headquartered in Switzerland, particularly in HCLS and financial services.
“The appointment of Olivia as director Switzerland will enable us to continue to grow existing relationships while also bringing on board new clients keen to partner with us on their talent acquisition strategies.”
Olivia, who joined Armstrong Craven in 2010, said: “The services we offer are changing the way talent acquisition is done, particularly in the area of senior and scarce roles.”
Clough & Willis, the Bury- and Bolton-based law firm, has promoted property lawyer Dominique Oliviero to partner.
Dominique joined Clough & Willis in 2008 and specialises in land transactions and all aspects of residential conveyancing, including sales and purchases, remortgage work, advising landlords and tenants, sales and purchases at auction and the purchases of freeholds.
Managing partner Lee Marston said: “Dominique is a fantastic lawyer and her promotion is much deserved. She has been an integral part of the firm for the past decade so we are delighted to reward her talent and dedication.”
Dominique added: “I have worked at Clough & Willis since the start of my career, so becoming a partner is a real milestone and cements my future here.
“My focus is now on working alongside my colleagues to develop the profile of the property team both here, in the North West, and beyond.”
An accomplished lawyer has ‘come home’ to Manchester to head up Stowe Family Law’s newest office.
The new city centre office, at 26 Cross Street, is the firm’s third across the Greater Manchester area, and with Sarah Snow at the helm it brings the total Stowe legal team in the North West to 10 solicitors.
Sarah, who studied law at the University of Lincoln and undertook the Legal Practice Court in Manchester, joined Stowe Family Law in October 2014 and was made partner the following year.
She specialises in divorce and complex financial matters, cohabitation disputes and prenuptial agreements,
Sarah said: “Stowe has given me a golden opportunity to ‘come home’ to the city where I qualified, by asking me to head up its new Manchester office.
“I’m very much looking forward to the challenge this role will give me, and it’s superb that the firm has now added its name to the city’s thriving legal sector.
“Our offices in Hale and Wilmslow have already given us an excellent footing in the North West, and it is great news that we have now opened in the heart of Manchester.”
Sarah will be working alongside Stowe Family partner Gareth Curtis, who has specialised in divorce and financial remedy work for 14 years.
School Lettings Solutions (SLS) has appointed business expert Dave Roberts as a non-executive chairman as it targets further growth.
Mr Roberts, who has a track record of developing a number of high growth businesses, will work with Paul Andrews, Scott Warrington and Jackie Latu the founder directors of the £9m-turnover business and their dynamic, young management team.
Award-winning SLS helps schools, academies and colleges with a comprehensive management hire out of their facilities to local community groups.
SLS was launched six years ago and has grown rapidly. Today it works with more than 180 schools across the UK and employ more than 600 people.
Mr Roberts said: “Paul and Scott have created an incredibly successful business in a relatively short space of time, but SLS still has significant growth potential, and that’s really exciting.”
Mr Warrington said the appointment represents a key stage in the firm’s development as the business wanted to be able to call on an experienced head who could assist with strategic plans and their implementation, and challenge the plans and the decisions the board are faced with.
“We have been on an incredible journey in the last six years and we know that to build on the success we need wise counsel from people who have been here before, know how we can take things to the next level and avoid any pitfalls in the way. David has a great track record of working with nanagement teams in high growth enviroments, we feel we are going to really benefit from his input.”