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Cotswold career power moves

PUBLISHED: 13:06 22 January 2019

Darren Sherborne, William Stebbings and Simon Birks of Sherbornes

Darren Sherborne, William Stebbings and Simon Birks of Sherbornes


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

William Stebbings, Sherbornes Solicitors, Cheltenham

Sherbornes Solicitors, the Cheltenham-based Business Law specialists has strengthened its team with the appointment of William Stebbings as Head of the Commercial Department and GDPR Champion.

William has over 30 years’ experience of commercial law having advised the boards at household name companies such as Spirax Sarco and Bulmers as in-house counsel. His biggest success came when he secured the EU-wide introduction of unit pricing for all pre-packaged food and drink products in retail outlets.

Simon Birks, Head of Corporate Services at Sherbornes, said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to secure the services of somebody with Willam’s calibre and experience to further strengthen our offering to businesses in the region.

“He has joined Sherbornes at a time when the business continues to expand its presence in the market, both locally and nationally.”

Adam Hale, Willans LLP, Cheltenham

Willans’ agriculture and estates team has welcomed senior associate Adam Hale to meet the demands of its expanding rural client base.

Adam, a specialist in agricultural law, estate planning and estate administration, joins the firm from the Cheltenham office of Knights plc.

He is experienced in advising rural businesses, farmers and private landowners on a wide range of rural land management issues, ranging from acquisitions and disposals through to agricultural tenancies, renewable energy and diversification schemes.

A member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP), Adam is also experienced in estate administration, with a particular interest in succession planning for farming families.

Head of Agriculture and Estates, Robin Beckley, said: “I’m confident that our clients will benefit from the wealth of knowledge and experience he has to offer.”

Adam Hale at Willans LLP (c) Mikal Ludlow PhotographyAdam Hale at Willans LLP (c) Mikal Ludlow Photography

Jennie Loynes, Spratt Endicott Solicitors, Banbury

Spratt Endicott Solicitors has strengthened its Agriculture & Estates department with the appointment of Jennie Loynes; a solicitor with more than 15 years’ experience in the industry.

Having previously worked for high-profile Warwickshire-based firms, Jennie’s extensive expertise in a range of agriculture and rural property work includes high value sales and purchases of working farms and estates; sales to HS2; overage agreements; first registrations at the Land Registry; sales and purchases at auction and acting for charities and trusts.

Andrew Woods, Managing Director and head of Commercial Property, said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Jennie to the firm. Jennie has joined at a key point in Spratt Endicott’s growth and will be instrumental in the development of the specialised department.”

Her appointment comes as Director, Christopher Goldingham, retires. The firm has offices in Banbury and Bicester.

Andrew Woods and Jennie Loynes of Spratt EndicottAndrew Woods and Jennie Loynes of Spratt Endicott

Emma Allsebrook, CubanEight, Chesterton

Emma Allsebrook has joined B2B and technology PR agency CubanEight as a Senior Account Manager.

Emma joins the team from Bottle PR with more than six years’ experience in the communications industry.

Kick-starting her career as a journalist, she has broad experience across the automotive, lifestyle, healthcare, charity and travel sectors.

Sian Gaskell, Founder and Managing Director of CubanEight, said: “It’s great to welcome Emma to the CubanEight stable.

“Her experience and track record with leading brands and providing an integrated approach to campaigns is a fantastic addition to our team.”

The appointment comes as the agency has secured two new clients: AirHelp, a firm which seeks compensation for travellers with delayed flights, and brand agency Rufus Leonard.

CubanEight has offices in Oxfordshire and London.


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