Harrison Drury has further strengthened its team with a flurry of key appointments across the firm.
Matthew Astley has been given a position in the employment and regulatory team after qualifying as a solicitor upon completing his two-year training contract with the firm.
As well as his role in the employment and regulatory team, Matthew is also the co-founder and joint head of the firm’s growing sports law team.
Roger Spence, head of the employment and regulatory team, said: “Congratulations to Matthew for becoming our latest qualified solicitor. He’s a sharp, enthusiastic lawyer with a great attitude who will be a valuable asset to our clients.”
Meanwhile, property litigation specialist Hayley Bamber has joined the firm as a solicitor in the property and construction team.
She previously worked for several large regional firms and advises commercial clients on a full range of property and land disputes.
Colin Fenny, head of the property litigation team, said: “Hayley has a deep understanding of the property sector and works closely with her clients to resolve disputes. She’s a great addition to the team.”
The firm has also moved to strengthen its operations team, recruiting Maxine Blake as HR manager and Martin Holmes as IT manager.
Maxine brings a wealth of experience to the firm having previously led and developed group HR functions for large multinational companies. This included the management and leadership of various multi-million-pound turnover businesses.
Martin has 15 years’ experience in IT roles in both the private and public sector. At Harrison Drury, he is responsible for the long-term strategy and vision for the firm’s IT and also oversees day-to-day IT operations.
Laura Dover, operations director at Harrison Drury, commented: “Both Maxine and Martin are hugely experienced in their respective fields. They will help with our continuous push for improved operational performance and it’s great to have them on board.”