“Green” solicitors recruiting paralegals up to partners across firm to mark 85th anniversary
Leading law firm Roythornes is celebrating its 85th anniversary with a raft of promotions – and a new pledge in August to complete 85 “green acts” to improve sustainability and reduce the firm’s carbon footprint.
In July, Roythornes added to its Family Law department by appointing divorce lawyer Neil Denny to the family law team at the firm’s Nottingham office. With more than 20 years’ experience as a specialist divorce lawyer, Neil Denny will be responsible for growing the services and client base of the family team specifically in Nottinghamshire, said a statement.
As well as Family Law, Roythornes also offers legal services in private client, agriculture, food and property sectors – and it has been listed as one of the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain by the London Stock Exchange on two occasions in 2017 and 2018.
In July, Roythornes also announced a record 14 senior promotions to support its ambitious plans for growth. Lizzie Walters, Mike Matthews, Robert Webb and Sarah Whitehurst became partners, while Alex Forster, Jaimie Barclay and Talat Mahmood were promoted to associates.
The firm has also created the role of senior associate to recognise those with greater levels of experience. Those promoted to senior associate include Ann Rawlings, David Marsh, Desley Sherwin, Hannah Leese, Kirsten Rimmer, Rob Dempsey and Victoria Hope.
Roythornes is a national law firm – with offices in Alconbury, Nottingham, Peterborough and Spalding – and boasts a 200-strong team. HR director at Roythornes, Gillian Nash-Kennell, said:
“We are delighted to announce such a high number of promotions, which all take effect at the beginning of July. It really is a testament to the high calibre of staff we have here at Roythornes and the dedication they have to the company and our clients.
“We’re also really excited to introduce the role of senior associate into the firm, as it’s a great way to reward members of the team who have a high level of experience.”
Managing director at Roythornes Solicitors, Vember Mortlock, added:
“Our team is our most valuable asset and here at Roythornes we firmly believe in providing a supportive environment for staff to thrive. I’m therefore thrilled for everyone being promoted this month, as it demonstrates our commitment to this ethos.
“As well as championing our staff and promoting from within, we are also currently looking to recruit across all our offices – Alconbury in particular – to help support our ambitious plans for growth.
“We’re currently recruiting for roles from paralegals right up to partners across the firm – and our recent appointment of our in-house recruiter will be a huge support in searching for top quality members of staff.”
The green initiative launched by Roythornes in August to mark its 85th anniversary includes persuading staff not to buy bottled water, switching to LED lighting and making departments “paper-lite”. Staff are also provided with a reusable travel cup made from recycled paper cups. Earlier in 2019, Roythornes received the Great Green Star at the annual Investors in the Environment (iiE) Awards for the third year running.
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