Law firm adds two partners in Lincoln

Amy Cowdell and Helen Molloy

Law firm Shakespeare Martineau has hired two new partners to its Lincoln and East Midlands team.

Employment law expert Helen Molloy joins on 1 June, with 17 years’ experience in employment law, HR and commercial matters, including military employment law (service complaints, medical discharges and disciplinary matters), high value cross-border commercial contracts and business turnaround advice.

Molloy moves to Shakespeare Martineau after working in-house as group general counsel and HR director at a UK/US engineering group, where she was responsible for global HR and employment matters, commercial contracts and compliance across the group.

Amy Cowdell specialises in agricultural property law and joins the firm this summer, bringing with her more than 16 years’ experience in a variety of matters such as buying and selling farms and estates, agricultural tenancies and Agricultural Holdings Act tenancy matters, easements, bank security work, and advising on diversification projects such as commercial leases and selling land for development. She is also a leading figure in agricultural organisations across the East Midlands including Women in Agriculture and Nottinghamshire Rural Support.

Shakespeare Martineau announced its expansion into Lincoln earlier this year, following the appointment of Michael Squirrell and Jonathan Stork, partners in the corporate and litigation teams, respectively.

Molloy said: “I was attracted to Shakespeare Martineau because of its reputation and the genuine investment made in its people, with the consequential investment in its clients and the high level of service provided to them.

“Lincoln is a vibrant city, with diverse businesses and sectors, which makes it an exciting place to work as a lawyer. Alongside the 880-strong team at Shakespeare Martineau we’re able to offer clients a holistic service, with great strength and depth of knowledge in business growth and personal legal matters.”

Duncan James, head of East Midlands region at Shakespeare Martineau said: “I am really pleased that Amy and Helen are joining us and helping to grow our team of experts in the area so quickly. This is just the start for us and we are on the lookout for further experts in the area to join our growing team.”