People: Nottinghamshire Law Society; Freeths

Janine McKinney

Nottinghamshire Law Society has named its new president.

Janine McKinney is the seventh female president to hold office for the Society, which was established in 1875.

McKinney is currently Chief Crown Prosecutor for the East Midlands.

Freeths has bolstered its East Midlands employment team with two new hires.

Melanie Morton joins the law firm’s Nottingham office as managing associate while Jesse Tataobuzogwu joins as an associate in its Leicester office.

Morton said: “I am very excited to have joined Freeths, a firm with an excellent reputation both for the quality of work undertaken and its own workplace culture. The employment team at Freeths is very well regarded nationally and I am looking forward to working within a Legal 500 Top Tier department that is clearly committed to working in partnership with clients to provide a prompt and valuable service. The welcome from my colleagues has been great and look forward to continuing my career here.”

Tataobuzogwu added: “Freeths has always been a firm I have admired due to its highly regarded lawyers and calibre of clients that it acts for. I am thrilled to have joined this fantastic firm and to be able to contribute towards its continued growth.”