On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Georgina Hall, Chantice Kyle and Alice Wheatley

Browne Jacobson’s education practice has welcomed three newly-qualified solicitors in this year’s intake.

Alice Wheatley, Chantice Kyle and Georgina Hall have joined the 100-strong team after completing their training contracts at the law firm.

Wheatley and Kyle are based at the firm’s Nottingham office, with Hall located in Manchester.

Mark Blois, head of education at Browne Jacobson, added: “It has been wonderful to welcome Chantice, Alice and Georgina to our education team as our latest newly-qualified solicitors.

“As our market-leading education practice continues to grow, it is vital we maintain a strong pipeline of young talent in order to ensure we can continue meeting all our clients’ needs.

“Chantice, Alice and Georgina will not only enhance the education team’s capacity, but they are a very natural fit with the team’s values and personality. We are all looking forward to working with them and seeing their careers flourish over the coming years.”

Wheatley and Hall are among 10 newly-qualified solicitors in Browne Jacobson’s spring intake. The group also includes Jasmine Shokar (real estate, Nottingham); Laura Roughan-Woodthorpe (healthcare and advisory litigation, Birmingham); Robert Clarke (business and professional risk, Birmingham); Isabella Moloney (healthcare and advisory litigation, Exeter); Zahra Khan (business services, Birmingham); Kim Roberts (business and professional risk, Nottingham); Tasha Jones (healthcare and advisory litigation, Manchester); and Thomas Mile (BPR, Birmingham).

Alex Wood

The family law team at law firm Nelsons has welcomed a new senior associate to strengthen its offering in the Derby region.

Alex Wood has joined the team after six years working at Geldards, where she has developed an in-depth knowledge and experience in children law. She also works on and enjoys dealing with divorce and financial matters, including complex cases involving businesses and trusts.

She is currently vice chair for Resolution in Nottingham and East Midlands; a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way. Wood also sits on the committee for YRES (Young Resolution) Nottingham and East Midlands and was part of the launch of YRES for the region in 2020.

Wood was shortlisted for Derby Junior Lawyer of the Year in 2023 and until recently, sat as secretary for the Derby Junior Lawyers’ Division.

She said: “I chose to specialise in family law as there was a great mix of cases, and I particularly enjoy working with individuals and being able to really help people. I have gradually become focused on children law, which is an area I am keen to progress in, as well as continuing to work on divorce and finance cases.”


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