People: Law firm adds to dispute resolution team; former estate joins electrical firm

Lorna Trueman and Richard Woodward
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Law firm Bray & Bray has bolstered its growing dispute resolution team with the appointment of Richard Woodward as an associate solicitor.

Woodward joins the firm from Flint Bishop where he trained as a solicitor, and will work in the dispute resolution team that is headed up by commercial and civil litigation specialist Lorna Trueman.

A registered member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS), Lorna Trueman joined Bray & Bray as Head of Dispute Resolution in 2020 from a leading regional law firm where she headed up the eight-strong dispute resolution team.

Trueman said: “Richard’s skills and experience make him the perfect fit for Bray & Bray, and will further enhance our ability to provide an outstanding level of service to clients.

“As demand for the very best quality of advice in dispute resolution continues to rise due to the current economic climate and related challenges for businesses, there is a great deal of potential for growth across both our client base and our team. As a team, we look forward to playing a part in the firm’s continued growth and success.”

A former estate agent has been added to the sales arm of a Northamptonshire electrical and mechanical contractor.

Richard Panter

RK Electrical Mechanical Services has strengthened its employment team, with Richard Panter joining the company as head of sales and new dusiness.

Panter is a former estate agent with more than 25 years’ sales negotiation experience in the area, spending the majority of his career at firms in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.

He said: “Having a background in estate agency provides me with a range of transferable skills. Over the years I have built up a host of contacts in the local area and I am looking forward to building on this in my new role as well as helping to meet the needs of those I already know.

“I will be located at the company’s headquarters in Desborough, anyone wishing to discuss their needs is invited to pop in for a friendly chat over a cup of coffee.”