Appointments boost expertise at city law firm

THE NOTTINGHAM office of Roythornes Solicitors has strengthened its planning and litigation expertise following two new appointments.

Natasha Bicknell and Laura Hill have joined the law firm after qualifying as solicitors following two years of training with Roythornes.

Vember Mortlock, managing director of Roythornes, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Natasha and Laura to the Nottingham team. Throughout their training, they have demonstrated the upmost commitment to clients which is so important to who we are as a firm. I’m confident they will be a vital part of achieving our ambitious growth plans within the city as we strive to increase our profile and client base across the East Midlands.

“Nottingham continues to see impressive investment in property development and regeneration so we are similarly looking to continue growing our expertise in this important sector, led by partners Shruti Trivedi and Jo Ladds.”

Natasha will work with developers and landowners from the firm’s office in Park Row on planning and development issues across the UK. Her work will involve negotiating with local authorities over legal and planning matters.

Laura, who studied law at Nottingham Trent, is set to handle commercial disputes for businesses, including employment issues.

Natasha commented: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my training with Roythornes; the support has been incredible throughout and they are a great firm to be a part of. The team is full of talented people and it’s rewarding to be able to work alongside so much knowledge of the planning sector.”

Laura said: “When I was applying for a training contract I was looking for a firm that really invests in its trainees and sees them as part of the future of the firm.  Roythornes fitted the bill perfectly and I’m looking forward to growing my career with the company.”

The law firm has won numerous awards for its training, and runs a continual recruitment and development programme. Its recent growth has seen employment figures increase to more than 180 members of staff, and it was recently listed by the London Stock Exchange as one of the 1,000 companies to inspire Britain.

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