On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Emma Taylor

Law firm Browne Jacobson has promoted four lawyers to partner in its Nottingham office.

Emma Taylor – insolvency and London disputes, Ben Standing environment, planning and public law, Chris Stark – health advisory and litigation and Rachel Whitaker – commercial health have all made the step up.

The promotions are part of a company-wide move which sees the firm increase its partners to 155.

Caroline Green, senior partner at Browne Jacobson, said: “All of this year’s newly promoted partners have shown an outstanding commitment to clients, promoting the values of the firm and enhancing our reputation as a National Powerhouse in the legal sector.

“These richly deserved promotions also demonstrate the depth and breadth of our expertise and our strong ambition that the firm will continue to grow, despite these unprecedented times. I am particularly pleased this year to see that more than half of our new partners are women, demonstrating our successful focus and commitment to promoting gender diversity at a senior level across the firm.”

Daniella Quill and Paul Whyatt

The East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre (EMCRC) has made two new additions to its team.

Daniella Quill and Paul Whyatt have both joined as digital media and communications officers.

The EMCRC works with local universities and police forces in Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire to provide members with access to the latest information on emerging cyber threats, criminal trends and best practice to protect their business.

Detective Inspector Matt Carson, who leads the East Midlands CRC, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Paul and Daniella to our team. There was a great response in relation to the role with 66 applicants! When it came down to the final select list, which was of a really high quality, they both demonstrated that they had what it takes in really wanting to use their skills in helping to keep our business community stay protected from the latest threats in cyber-crime.”