BHW bolsters team with key hires

Alison Harrod (left) and Aimee Johns, BHW Solicitors. Photograph by Katie Neeves of Martin Neeves Photography & Film - www.martinneeves.com - Tel: +44 (0)7973 638591 - E-mail: katie@martinneeves.com

BHW Solicitors has reinforced its position as Leicester’s leading independent law firm with the hire of two highly regarded solicitors from its regional competitors.

Vastly experienced commercial property solicitor, Alison Harrod, has joined BHW from AIM-listed Knights Plc in Leicester. While, specialist employment solicitor, Aimée Johns, joins from Wilson Browne Solicitors, having been based at their Northampton office.

Alison is the latest senior lawyer to join BHW, having been with Spearing Waite before it was taken over at the end of last year. Alison joins fellow commercial property solicitor, Kate Burlinson, who also recently made the same move across the City to BHW.

Alison has been practising commercial property for over 15-years and handles all areas of real estate including; freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals, as well as leases and renewals for business premises on behalf of both landlords and tenants.

Alison said: “I am delighted to have joined BHW. They are an extremely well-regarded, independent law firm. Having experienced a period of change at my previous firm, I felt it was time for a fresh challenge and BHW’s client-centric approach was one that appealed immensely.”

Coinciding with Alison’s arrival, Aimée bolsters BHW’s employment team having specialised in employment law and HR since qualifying as a solicitor in 2017. She advises employers, HR professionals and senior employees on all aspects of employment and HR including restructuring and redundancies, TUPE, employee rights and entitlements, and employment tribunals.

Aimée said: “I’m excited to be joining BHW and taking the next step in my career. Their position as a specialist commercial firm means I can focus on providing very specific, tailored advice to employers across the region.”

Based at Grove Park Leicester, BHW Solicitors specialises in advice and guidance for businesses and business owners.

Managing Partner, Nick Bridle, said: “Alison and Aimée are both great hires for BHW. Alison is an established commercial property lawyer and is well-known among the Leicester and wider East Midlands’ business community.”

“Our employment services were an area we had identified for growth and Aimée joins an expanding department. They are both specialists in their area of law and are tremendous additions to our teams.”