People: Shakespeare Martineau; Node4; Browne Jacobson

Calum Hanrahan
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Law firm Shakespeare Martineau has added to its immigration legal offering in Lincoln with the appointment of Calum Hanrahan.

Hanrahan, who joins as a solicitor, has more than six years’ experience in immigration law, working with individuals, families and businesses.

His appointment follows a raft of new hires for Shakespeare Martineau in Lincoln, including the recent appointment of employment expert and partner Helen Molloy.

Hanrahan said: “Having spent my entire career working in Lincolnshire, it’s an area close to my heart. Despite being such a large county, it has a really close-knit community feel to it where relationships mean a lot.

“I’m excited to bring a new service to the firm and work with the wider team, across corporate, employment and family law. Being able to tap into the expertise of hundreds of lawyers across our UK offices, as well as non-UK jurisdictional expertise through Multilaw membership, means that we really do bring something different to the local Lincolnshire market.

“I’ve been so impressed with the culture at Shakespeare Martineau and the ambitions it has and look forward to raising our profile in Lincolnshire and the East Midlands.”

Michael Squirrell, corporate partner at the Shakespeare Martineau Lincoln office, said: “Calum’s appointment adds another valuable string to our bow. For a long time, our immigration team has specialised in supporting businesses; Calum brings another dimension to this, being able to deal with family immigration, including human rights immigration and applications for British citizenship.

“Not only are we expanding our service offering, but we also continue our investment in the Lincolnshire market, a region in which we see a lot of potential and have built a lot of traction since our opening in January.”

Node4, the Derby-based managed services provider (MSP), has appointed Stuart Buckley as channel sales director.

Buckley joins from Starcom Technologies, acquired in February this year by Node4, where he spent six years as sales director.

He said: “Node4 has created a very strong platform with a wide range of proven products and services our partners can leverage.

“My key objectives include building on our understanding of partner requirements and working with my Node4 colleagues to further enhance our solutions and channel strategy. We are here to help our partners succeed in a competitive, fast-paced environment and there are huge opportunities for shared growth.”

Browne Jacobson has welcomed seven aspiring new lawyers to its trainee scheme for 2021 – 2023 in its Nottingham office.

The new recruits have joined 17 trainees already at the firm – and 10 others from a new intake across the firm’s offices, bringing the total number of trainee solicitors at Browne Jacobson to 34.

Richard Medd, managing partner at Browne Jacobson, said: “I’m so excited to welcome our new trainees to the firm. We get so many high-quality applications, I’m confident we’ve appointed the best people to support the future needs of our business and our clients, and to add to the vibrant people culture that the firm is known for.”