Legal appointments: Glaisyers; Slater Heelis; Claimsline

Nermin Suleman, Glaisyers

Glaisyers ETL, the Manchester and London-based law firm, has boosted its employment and commercial litigation teams with the appointment of two solicitors.

Employment solicitor Jennifer Johnson has joined from Co-op Legal Services, while Nermin Suleman has moved from crisis-hit Linder Myers.

David Jones, executive partner and head of litigation at Glaisyers ETL, said: “Our litigation and employment practices are growing fast, and demand for both is only going to increase over the economically uncertain months ahead.”



Mark Heptinstall, Slater Heelis

Slater Heelis has made six appointments to its family division and lays claim to be the largest family law team in Manchester.

The six additions to the family team this year are Vicki McLynn, Heather Broadbent, Faye Bentley, Amy Dawber, Daniel Knox and Kaya Ahmed.

Two more solicitors are expected to join in the first quarter of next year.

The 21-strong team is headed up by Mark Heptinstall, who has led the department for the past 10 years.

He said: “The new additions position the department as the largest Manchester based team specialising in financial remedy, cohabitation and private law children work.

“I’m fiercely proud of how far we have come over the last 10 years to now being the largest team in Manchester.”



Accident management company Claimsline has appointed Andrew Simcott as a non-executive director.

Simcott’s business development experience comes from previous roles as director of personal injury law firm Michael W Halsall Solicitors and more recently as the head of business development at Bott and Co.

As Claimsline continues its expansion into the accident management and broker market, he will assist its development alongside securing new contracts and relationships for the company.

Andrew Franks, co-founder of Claimsline, said: “We have many ambitious plans in the pipeline – and it’s great to have Andrew on board as his role will play a crucial part in helping us to achieve our long-term goals.”