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5 Cotswold career power moves

PUBLISHED: 16:56 20 April 2017 | UPDATED: 16:56 20 April 2017

Tara Goodwin, right, with Jane Senior (c) Dave Warren / Picture Team

Tara Goodwin, right, with Jane Senior (c) Dave Warren / Picture Team

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We find out whose career is going places in the Cotswolds…

Dispute Resolution team given a boost

Lodders has boosted its Dispute Resolution team with the appointment of property litigation specialist Tara Goodwin.

Tara joins the firm’s growing team in Cheltenham, led by partner and dispute resolution expert Jane Senior, from global legal business DAC Beachcroft.

Tara previously worked in the Intellectual Property and Corporate Law departments at Nottingham firm Freeth Cartwright LLP.

Jane says: “As we continue to see high demand for our specialist dispute resolution services, Tara represents a strong addition to our team.

“Since I joined Lodders in 2015 to lead the team, the main aim has been to develop the firm’s general dispute resolution offering, as well as the property dispute resolution service in particular, building on the strengths of the existing team.

“As instructions continue to grow, Tara’s appointment and property litigation expertise represents a significant step in continuing to deliver on this objective.”

Tara adds: “Lodders is well-known for offering excellent dispute resolution services and I am looking forward to being part of the growing team.

“I have a strong litigation background and hope to further my experience working on a broad range of cases for a variety of clients in my new role at Lodders.”

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Experienced solicitor strengthens family law team

Worcester law practice Hallmark Hulme has bolstered its family law department with the appointment of an experienced solicitor.

Helen Hanson joins a six-strong team at the Sansome Place-based firm, which has been operating for 226 years.

Helen, who hails from the Black Country, first showed a flair for the specialism during a work placement with a Walsall practice after gaining a law degree at Coventry University.

She completed her legal practice certificate at the former Birmingham College of Law and spent seven years with Talbots Solicitors before moving to Worcestershire to work for Thursfields.

L-R: Hallmark Hulme managing partner Rebecca Widowson, Helen Hanson and head of family law Lesley BartlettL-R: Hallmark Hulme managing partner Rebecca Widowson, Helen Hanson and head of family law Lesley Bartlett

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Five new Deputy Lord-Lieutenants announced

Gloucestershire’s Lord-Lieutenant, Dame Janet Trotter, has announced five new deputies.

The position of Deputy Lord-Lieutenant is an honorary and voluntary one. Deputies support events and carry out duties across the county.

The new appointments include Eve Jardine-Young, who is Principal of Cheltenham Ladies’ College and Mark Hurrell, who recently retired from his position as Managing Editor of BBC Radio Gloucestershire.

Oli Christie founded Neon Play, a mobile games studio in 2010. The company employs 30 people in Cirencester and has won a number of awards.

Vivienne HargreavesVivienne Hargreaves

Roger Deeks held senior posts in the NHS, working in community and mental health services, and later in higher education. Vivienne Hargreaves has also been acknowledged. She has held a range of journalistic roles including Editor of The Forester newspaper.

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Agricultural property law specialist joins Lodders

Agricultural and rural commercial property law specialist Catherine Strickland has joined Lodders as Associate in the firm’s top ranking Agriculture and Estates team.

In her new role, Catherine will work with Lodders’ farming and landowning clients across the South West, from the law firm’s office in Cheltenham.

Catherine joins Lodders after 10 years with Thrings LLP, where she had been an Associate in the firm’s Agricultural Team.

Catherine Strickland with James Spreckley (c) Dave Warren / Picture TeamCatherine Strickland with James Spreckley (c) Dave Warren / Picture Team

Team head and partner, James Spreckley, says: “Catherine is a highly experienced and talented solicitor with impressive agricultural and rural property and renewable energy law experience.”

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Lucie joins as a partner

Hazlewoods, the Gloucestershire-based accountants and business advisers, is delighted to announce that Lucie Hammond has joined the firm as a Partner working largely with the Farms and Estates team.

Lucie advises owner-managed businesses, private clients and trustees on business and taxation matters. Although the majority of Lucie’s clients are rural businesses including farms, landed estates and equestrian businesses.

Lucie spent the first 24 years of her career in general practice in Gloucestershire and, after spending six years based in Hereford and Swindon, is delighted to return to Gloucestershire.

Lucie Hammond and Nick DeeLucie Hammond and Nick Dee

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