On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

The Howes Percival trainees

Law firm Howes Percival, which has offices in Leicester and Northampton, has welcomed six new trainee solicitors.

The firm has also appointed five new solicitors who have recently completed their training contracts with the firm.

The six new trainees are Tom Bailey, Georgie Siddall, Grace Smyth, Abigail Lambert, Dan Ingle and Tom Maksymiw.

The new intake joins eight current trainees who have completed the first year of their training contract.

Following the successful completion of their training contracts with Howes Percival, five newly qualified solicitors have decided to develop their careers with the firm.

Anna McCormack has chosen to specialise in commercial disputes and insolvency matters; Kate Melton has been appointed to the employment law team; Katherine Palmer has been appointed to the commercial property department; Alex Sims will specialise in employment law; while Hope Wilson will specialise in commercial disputes.

Howes Percival partner and training principal, Simon Murphy, said: “Our people are our most important asset and, the recruitment and training of solicitors as a vital part of the future development of Howes Percival. Our well-respected trainee programme is core to what we do and trainees are a valued and integral part of our business.

“I’d like to extend many congratulations to Anna, Kate, Katherine, Alex and Hope on their qualification – we’re delighted that they’ve decided to continue their career with us.”

WePack, the contract packing specialist based in Derbyshire, has announced the appointment of two new members to its management Team.

Robert Young joins WePack as operations manager with the remit of targeting operational efficiencies; a crucial element in support of the company’s growth plans.

Nigel Cass has been brought on board as WePack’s marketing manager. He will further develop the marketing strategy initiated by managing director Mick Clark and sales manager Sarah Ward.

Clark said: “WePack has been enjoying a sustained and exciting period of growth. We are keen to build upon our ongoing success and see the Operations and Marketing functions as key to this.”