People: Sydney Mitchell; Select Lifestyles

Rajvinder Kaur, Associate, Immigration Law; Andre Minnaar, Partner and Head of Immigration Law and Melissa Southall, Associate

Law firm Sydney Mitchell has appointed Rajvinder Kaur as an associate solicitor and business immigration specialist.

She joins the firm from Axiom DWFM.

Having previously worked for a boutique Chinese law firm in central Birmingham and London, Kaur has assisted clients from a range of backgrounds with different circumstances in the Indian community (both within and outside the UK). She is fluent in Punjabi and can understand Hindi.

Andre Minnaar, partner and head of immigration law at Sydney Mitchell, said: “We are delighted to have Rajvinder Kaur join our busy and very successful immigration team.

“Her experience and enthusiasm in all business-related immigration matters will help to expand our current service offering for our clients. We take pride in an excellent client service and experience from start to finish, and Rajvinder is the perfect fit to help us maintain our position, as one of the best immigration service providers in the West Midlands and beyond.”

Kaur added: “I am very excited to be joining the Sydney Mitchell family, a renowned multi-disciplinary law firm. My role will allow me to continue to help change people’s lives daily. This gives me immense pride in what I do. It has always been important for me to work with a team who shares the same values as me, both on a personal and professional basis, and thus I relish the journey ahead.”

John Roberts

West Bromwich specialist care provider, Select Lifestyles, has bolstered its operations with the appointment of John Roberts.

Roberts joins Select Lifestyles as a care, quality and compliance manager, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge from previous roles in the care and third sector.

Established in 2007, Select Lifestyles is an independent provider of support services for people with learning disabilities and complex needs across the West Midlands. The organisation currently provides high quality care and support to around 175 clients across one residential site, 31 supported living locations, one day centre and one respite unit.

Roberts said: “It’s an exciting time for Select Lifestyles and I’m really looking forward to working with the team and being part of a company that’s recognised for its excellence within the health and social care sector, not only for the wellbeing and care of residents and clients but also those who it employs.”

Nick Horton, managing director of Select Lifestyles, added: “It’s fantastic to have someone of John’s calibre on board. He is a highly skilled care professional who adds a whole new dynamic to the team. We pride ourselves on delivering exemplary care to our clients and having the right talent on board is key to achieving this. We have ambitious plans for this financial year, and John will play a key role in driving the company forward.”