Legal Appointments: Lodders; DWF; Thursfields

Quintet of promotions at Lodders

LODDERS has announced a quintet of senior promotions for members of its private client, agricultural, real estate and business teams.

Heading the promotions is Louise Igoe who becomes an equity partner. A specialist in estate planning, wills and trusts, she joined Lodders as a trainee, qualified in the private client team and went on to make history at the firm when she became its youngest partner at the age of 30 when promoted in 2011.

The remaining promotions include a trio of new partners: the firm has promoted business and commercial specialist Kim Klahn, Caroline Nemecek who joined Lodders’ agricultural team as associate in November last year, and James Mottram who joined Lodders’ real estate team as an associate in January; whilst real estate solicitor Rebecca Freeman is promoted to associate.

The five promotions include three lawyers who joined Lodders as trainees, as the firm’s senior partner Martin Green said: “Louise, Kim and Rebecca joined the firm as trainees, and it is testament to each of them, their hard work and legal ability, as well as to the firm, that their careers have evolved so successfully here.

“It is equally pleasing to see Caroline and James, both relatively new hires and exceptional lawyers in their own specialist fields, also achieve partner promotions.

“All five individuals make a significant contribution and play a pivotal role at the firm, roles which will be further enhanced in their new positions.”

DWF recruits senior banking advisor

DWF has continued to invest in its Birmingham team with the appointment of partner Alice Broadfield.

Her experience in advising both financial institutions and corporate borrowers is intended to support the growth of DWF’s banking teams both in the Midlands and nationally.

Her appointment in Birmingham is the latest in a string of recent promotions and new appointments to the firm’s Midlands base.
Prior to her role as Counsel at Faegre Baker Daniels, Ms Broadfield was a partner and head of the banking team at Pinsent Masons in Birmingham. She brings 18 years’ experience in the banking and financial sector, having acted for all of the main UK banks in England, Scotland and Ireland, and has represented clients in corporate lending, including the refinancing of large multinational corporate groups; cross-border financings; and leveraged, acquisition, university and real estate finance. During her time at Faegre Baker Daniels she worked with US-based finance partners on projects with US banks and funds both in the US and London.

Brace of appointments for Thursfields

Helen Hanson and Daniel Tetsell, both Thursfields THURSFIELDS has expanded its Worcester office with the appointments of Helen Hanson as an Associate Solicitor to its Family Department and Daniel Tetsell, Litigator into its Civil Litigation Department.

Tetsell’s focus will be on offering advice and assistance to landlords and management companies in relation to all matters concerning leasehold and freehold properties.

Ms Hanson joins the firm from Ellis Hass Solicitors in Solihull. She has been advising and assisting clients in family law for over 11 years.

She will be assisting in the development and growth of the department which is on target to meet its £800,000 budget.   

Shane Miller, Director and head of the Family Law department of Thursfields Solicitors said: “We are extremely excited to welcome Daniel and Helen to the team. Thursfields are extremely focused on finding the right people who have the legal expertise and who are able to provide an excellent customer service to our clients.”

Thursfields has offices based across the Black Country and Worcestershire. It has targeted 40% growth in turnover for 2015.

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