Flurry of new recruits to asb law in the second half of 2012
asb law welcomed a flurry of new recruits to the firm in the second half of 2012, bolstering its position as a leading player in the Kent market.
New arrivals have landed across the firm: Brendan Roodt, formerly of Brachers, has joined the Corporate Finance team; an experienced corporate lawyer, he has a particular interest in schools converting to academies. With 30 conversions to his name, he is one of the leading authorities on the subject in the region and a welcome addition to asb’s specialist charities and education team.
Stella Mullane is a private client lawyer who advises on all forms of asset protection, though she has been particularly involved in advising people affected by traumatic brain and other catastrophic injuries. Her expertise will complement the asb teams that already focus on serious personal injury claims and vulnerable people. The vulnerable people specialist team is led by Glen Miles, one of only 60 Deputies appointed by the office of the Public Guardian in the country.
The Property Services team has seen significant changes with two new solicitors - Chris Worthington and Joanne Purnell - being joined by a trainee solicitor Nikki Ashfield, and licensed conveyancer Sue Harding.
According to Jonathan Cavell, Office Senior Partner at asb’s Maidstone office, these moves reflect interesting times: “We’re all too aware of how tough business has been in recent years; that’s likely to continue for some time, but we’ve looked to the future and taken the opportunity to bring in some fresh talent to support our sector strategy and to ensure that we’re in the best position to take advantage of the recovery when it comes – and it will! In terms of property transactions, we saw a marked up-shift in activity once the Jubilee and the Olympics-induced hesitancy passed.”
Former commercial banker, Shaun Kelly, has also joined the asb team and is working closely with all the firm’s lawyers on business development techniques and activities.
Image: Top row L to R - Shaun Kelly, Nikki Ashfield, Brendan Roodt. Bottom row L to R - Stella Mullane, Sue Harding, Chris Worthington, Joanne Purnell.
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Published: 21 Dec 2012