People: Lawson-West; Pepperells

The family law team at Lawson-West Solicitors (L-R): Sarah Townsend, Alistair Dobson, new head of department Fiona Wilson, Helen Shaw and Charley Kelly

Lawson-West Solicitors has welcomed two new hires.

Fiona Wilson will head up the Leicestershire firm’s family law department. An Accredited Member of Resolution, Wilson brings 25 years’ experience to the role.

She said: “I am delighted to join Lawson-West Solicitors and to be able to share my extensive knowledge of family law with clients in their personal and family legal needs. I’m really pleased to be part of the firm’s growing team, success and continued development.”

Meanwhile, Helen Shaw has joined the company as a family solicitor. She qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and has spent her entire career practicing family law.

The appointments mean Lawson-West now has a family team of five, with Wilson and Shaw joining Sarah Townsend, Alistair Dobson and Charley Kelly.

Pepperells Solicitors has appointed Craig Day as its new head of people and culture.

He takes on the newly created role following a successful career as a policeman.

Craig Day

He said: “I am delighted to be working with the rapidly growing team at Pepperells Solicitors. I am passionate about developing a positive culture in the workplace and have many years of experience in supporting teams with wellbeing initiatives and talent management. I am looking forward to being part of the continued success of this modern and fast paced law firm.”

Although headquartered in Hull, Pepperells has offices in Lincoln, Grimsby, Willerby and Scunthorpe.

CEO Ben Pepperell added: “Craig will play a pivotal role in the continued growth of the organisation by developing our unique high performing culture and positive employee experience. This will be a standalone position reporting to the chief executive officer and chief operating officer, working closely with the leadership team to develop our people, culture and values of the firm.”