Jane Imrie

This week's Yorkshire appointments

Victoria Leadley, Clarion

Clarion has appointed Victoria Leadley as a legal director in its commercial and IT practice.

With 17 years’ legal experience, Victoria has held a number of in-house roles, having trained as a lawyer with BAE Systems plc.

Victoria then spent almost ten years with a law firm in Newcastle upon Tyne as managing associate in its commercial team, advising both private and public sector bodies on a range of commercial issues, as well as undertaking a number of secondments with businesses.

Victoria joins from British Engines where she spent nearly four years as legal counsel and compliance officer, providing legal advice to all businesses within the group.

Victoria’s knowledge includes drafting, negotiating and advising on all types of commercial and IT agreements. Her experience ranges from agency and distribution agreements to purchasing and outsourcing agreements; as well as advising on data protection, governance and confidentiality.

Matthew Hattersley, partner and head of Clarion’s Commercial and IT team, commented: “Demand for our services has continued to grow, based on the strength of our reputation, and Victoria’s expertise will be a valuable boost to the team.

“With her extensive track record in commercial roles, both in-house and within a law firm, she will add further strength in depth.”

Victoria added: “I have chosen to join Clarion because it is an incredibly well-respected firm and is known for the quality of its team and clients.

“Its values reverberate with my own, and I am particularly impressed by its commitment to providing a healthy work life balance. I’m looking forward to being part of such a vibrant and growing team.”

Richard Major and Kim Sinton, Garbutt + Elliott

Accountancy and advisory firm Garbutt + Elliott has appointed Richard Major as private clients partner and Kim Sinton as private clients advisor.

Richard joins from DSW Private Client Tax LLP, bringing a range of experience to his new role.

Kim worked alongside Richard at DSW Private Client Tax LLP as a tax manager and is an experienced tax advice specialist. Both will be based in the firm’s Leeds office covering the West Yorkshire area.

Russell Turner, managing partner at Garbutt + Elliott, commented: “I am delighted to welcome both Richard and Kim, who both bring a wealth of experience to Garbutt + Elliott.

“Richard and Kim will work alongside our senior team to support the growth of the Private Clients services we offer across the region. During these challenging times it is so important for our clients to be reassured that they have access to the best advice for them and their family.

“We have a great culture at Garbutt + Elliott, we genuinely care, and this means we can attract the best talent for the job. Richard and Kim are highly qualified professionals who take a refreshingly practical approach to giving excellent service to their clients.”

Richard added: “Kim and I are excited to join Garbutt + Elliott at this important stage in the firms’ growth and are looking forward to sharing our knowledge and experience to provide tailored services to existing and new clients during this unprecedented period, and acting as trusted advisors to individuals and their families.”

Jaime Dodd and Charlotte Massey, Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP

Law firm Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP has appointed Jaime Dodd as associate and Charlotte Massey as senior paralegal.

Jaime brings over seven years’ property experience to the role, while Charlotte has worked in property law for over six years.

Paul Barker, partner and head of the property team at Andrew Jackson, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Jaime and Charlotte to the Andrew Jackson team.

“In the short time they have been with us, both of them have shown the ability to advise across all types of residential property-related transactions, including matters of greater complexity.

“It is clear that Jaime and Charlotte are focused on providing the best possible levels of service to our clients at a time when these sorts of transactions are in high demand.”

Mark Pearson-Kendall, managing partner of Andrew Jackson, added: “Andrew Jackson’s commitment and ability to offer high quality legal advice and services covering all aspects of property law is consistently recognised in our client feedback.

“It’s important to us that we are able to build and further strengthen our team by recruiting experienced lawyers like Jaime and Charlotte, so that we can continue to provide the highest standards in service and value for our clients.”

Damian Protano, Jetglow

Aircraft interiors specialist Jetglow has appointed Damian Protano as senior sales VP.

With over a decade of experience within the aviation sector, Damian brings a range of knowledge to the Jetglow team, having worked primarily in the aircraft interiors and leasing community and with international and regional carriers.

In his new role Damian plans to utilise his knowledge and expertise harnessed over the last decade to expand Jetglow’s international marketplace.

Damian commented: “I am delighted to have been brought on board by Jetglow. I believe we are now seeing some light at the end of the tunnel during what has been an enormously challenging time for the aviation industry.

“Joining an ambitious and fast-moving business like Jetglow at a time when efficiency and economy are vital in the sector gives me a great opportunity to help the business move forward into 2021 with real optimism.”

Matthew Dobbie, Clive Owen LLP

Clive Owen LLP has appointed Matthew Dobbie as a trainee accountant.

Matthew has joined the firm from property developers Caddick Developments, and is currently working to complete his accounting technician degree.

Matthew was educated at Tadcaster Grammar School before moving on to Selby College to study a Level 2 Foundation Diploma in accounting and business.

Rosemary Anderson, tax partner at Clive Owen in York, commented: “Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, the firm remains committed to its policy of giving young people the opportunity to take their first steps on the career ladder.

“Attracting, training and retaining the best talent is an important part of our plans for future growth and Matthew will be a real asset to the team.”

Matthew said: “Clive Owen is a growing firm with a great reputation, and this was an excellent opportunity to broaden my experience at an established accounting firm.”

Gayle Summers, The Nostell Estate

Business community The Nostell Estate has recently appointed Gayle Summers as administrator.

Gayle joins the Nostell Estate from The Ice Company in South Kirby, where she was receptionist for nine years.

In the newly created role, Gayle will assist in letting the few remaining available office spaces on the estate, while providing support and information to existing tenants.

Peter Molyneux, estate director, commented: “Gayle’s background and experience will be a real asset to the team here at the Nostell Estate.

“We’re really excited for her to play such a pivotal role supporting the businesses here and the future developments we have planned for the estate.”

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