Five new members of staff have joined the Leicester office of top 60 law firm Freeths.
Bolstering the commercial litigation team are Emma Anderson, who joins as a director, and Victoria Jones, who has been made an associate. Anderson, who originally trained in London, is well-known in the local business and legal community having worked for Harvey Ingram and Shakespeare Martineau for over 20 years.
Jones has spent the past four years as a freelance professional support lawyer working for law firms and legal publishers including LexisNexis. Prior to that, she was a professional support lawyer at Harvey Ingram.
Victoria Teece, who trained in house at a local authority, joins as a planning and environmental solicitor, while Andrew Spiers joins as a corporate solicitor.
Jodie Blowfield also joins the office as a client relationship manager following a career providing executive support to the leaders of both of Leicester’s universities.
Mukesh Patel, managing partner at Freeths’ Leicester office, said: “2016 saw Freeths mark our most successful financial year to date, with the Leicester office celebrating a growth in staff numbers of 18%. We have continued to invest in our staff and resources to ensure we offer top class legal services to our clients, and I welcome everyone to the team”.