People: Browne Jacobson; Mercia Image Print
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Lynette Wieland, a health and social care lawyer at Browne Jacobson, has been appointed as a social mobility ambassador for The Law Society.
The Law Society social mobility ambassadors’ scheme, which is made up of a small network of 13 UK-based solicitors, promotes role models from non-traditional backgrounds who are committed to sharing their stories and raising the aspirations of students and graduates interested in joining the legal profession.
Wieland said: “I am delighted to take on this fantastic role. As someone who has overcome significant obstacles to become a solicitor, I recognise the importance of social mobility being at the forefront of any law firm’s future agenda, ensuring the profession has an inclusive and diverse make-up in terms of talent and clients.
“By continuing to share my experiences and story, I hope to empower aspiring solicitors to build self-confidence so that they can succeed in the profession. I also hope to advise change makers on how to make the profession more accessible to those who lack the traditional professional networks or financial means to enter it and to those with a disability.”
Mercia Image Print, the Little Eaton-based Commercial Printer, has appointed a new business development manager to support its current sales team, following increased orders in print and their new bespoke product packaging.
Leah Asher-Gent, joins Mercia after five years in print, following a career in recruitment, and brings an added depth to the current team.
“I am quite creative and artistic,” she said “so my involvement in clients’ projects proves I have a passion for print which matches with Mercia’s passion ethos. I love to watch a client’s business develop and suggest new and innovative ways to help market their business through print. I am reliable, very dedicated and like to build strong relationships with my clients so that they can lean on me and trust that I will do a great job for them.”