• 30 April 2019
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Movers & Shakers | May 2019

Harvey John are sponsoring a segment of the Platinum Business Magazine called Movers & Shakers. These instalments share the latest appointments and promotions across the business world; see who's doing what and where, including the ones to watch.

In the May edition, we heard from the following Movers & Shakers:


Movers & Shakers May 2019

Adrian McClinton at Coffin Mew

Leading South East law firm Coffin Mew is pleased to announce the promotion of Adrian McClinton to Partner. Adrian joined Coffin Mew’s Brighton office two years ago as a property litigation specialist with extensive experience of real estate disputes, and landlord and tenant law. 

He will be working with Derek Walsh, head of the firm’s Agriculture & Rural Business sector, to grow a newly formed Property Litigation team representing clients with interests across the country. The team acts for commercial and residential property businesses, pension funds, farmers, landed estates and agribusinesses in a wide variety of property-related disputes.

Alex Kiernan at Loch Associates Group

At Loch Associates Group we are celebrating the promotion of Alex Kiernan to Equity Partner of Loch Employment Law. This reflects Alex’s continued contribution to the business since he first started as a trainee over seven years ago, and his success on the ‘Pathway to Partnership’ we provide for our lawyers. Alex is also making the move to our Group’s Brighton office to lead the expansion of the Loch Employment Law team within the city and the wider Sussex community.  If you would like some expert employment law advice from Alex please contact him on 01273 311855 or email alex.kiernan@lochassociates.co.uk

Loch Associates Group, made up of made up of Loch Employment Law, HR Advise Me, Loch Health and Loch Mediation, provides a range of solutions to help businesses manage and look after their people. People are our business.

Natalie Butt and Steven Wiffen at Creaseys

Earlier this year, Creaseys was listed as the 80th Best Small Company to Work for in the Sunday Times supplement. Building on the success of creating that culture, they have made a couple of recent hires boosting the senior team. 

Natalie Butt started in November, joining from The Carley Partnership. She is STEP qualified and a solicitor by training and brings a huge amount of Trusts experience to the Private Client team. Clients are already benefitting from working with her. 

Steven Wiffen joins in May from PWC where he has been since 1993. He adds significant Real Estate Tax experience to the team and joins the list of ex Big Four practitioners at Creaseys.

Mark Filsell and George Clayson at Knill James

Lewes-based accountancy and business advisory firm Knill James has announced the promotion of Mark Filsell to Partner and the appointment of George Clayson as Associate Director, strengthening the not-for-profit and business advisory teams, two fast-growing areas for the firm.

 Mark joined Knill James in 2006 and advises a wide range of clients - from OMBs to large groups - on issues ranging from statutory audit to corporate governance and business planning. He also has extensive experience in the charity, independent school and academy sectors.

George joins Knill James following 18 years at Mazars. He has over 20 years’ experience in corporate finance and due diligence, and specialises in strategic and business advice to start-ups and growing companies.

Lydia Bunyard at Platinum Event Management

Platinum Event Management has recently welcomed Lydia Bunyard to its team. Lydia's role is to assist the Events Director in the organisation of the South East's largest business awards including The Brighton and Hove Business Awards, Sussex Business Awards, Surrey Business Awards, and the brand-new Sussex New Homes Awards.

Having studies Event Management at the University of East Anglia, Lydia's career has always been focused in the MICE industry with an international portfolio organising conferences for up to 500 people in various countries including Athens, Dubai, and South Korea.

Janet Raeburn at Rix & Kay

Rix & Kay have appointed new Family and Divorce lawyer, Janet Raeburn, who joins as Partner and will be based in the firm's Family Team in Uckfield. Janet was previously Partner at a leading firm in Suffolk where she practised for eight years before deciding to move back to her home county of Sussex where she originally trained.

With almost ten years experience in family and divorce law, Janet specialises in all legal spects of divorce and separation with particular expertise in managing and negotiating complex financial settlements, and resolving disputes relating to all aspects of a child's life and disputes involving significant property assets.

Helen Mead and Abigail Maino at DMH Stallard

Top law firm DMH Stallard recently made two senior and very significant appointments to its growing Guildford office. Helen Mead is the latest addition to the expanding regional M&A team and Abigail Maino has joined the outstanding employment group.

Helen was previously head of corporate at asb law and is regarded as being one of the most accomplished lawyers in the South East mergers and acquisitions sector.

Considered by Chamber & Partners as an 'associate to watch', Abigail has a superb reputation with businesses and individuals across the South East, and her focus on Surrey is set to further enhance the firm's highly-respected employment offer across the region.


Read the full copy here and tune in next month for the June instalment.

If you're based in the Gatwick Diamond regions and have recently taken on a new middle management / senior level hire or promotion within your business, don't hesitate to contact us to be involved in upcoming Movers & Shakers features.

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