Movers and Shakers: East Anglian solicitors appoint commercial law specialist

JACKAMAN Smith & Mulley, solicitors with branches in Ipswich, Felixstowe, Diss and Harleston, have announced the appointment of Howard Wright as a consultant.

Jackamans’ managing partner Paul McGrath said: “I am delighted to welcome Howard Wright as a consultant with the firm. This appointment reflects Jackamans’ commitment to providing added value to the service we can offer our many business clients.

“Howard brings with him over 25 years’ experience and expertise, which can now be made available to these clients.”

Howard Wright is a well-regarded lawyer specialising in company, commercial and property law. Following his training in Norwich, Howard worked in Ipswich, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth and Felixstowe. He is a trustee of the Suffolk-based Mills Charity and also acts as adviser to the Caravan Club on commercial property law and disability requirements.

Mr Wright said: “I am very excited at the prospect of joining Jackamans to build upon the strong foundations the firm already has in the area of commercial law”.

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Trained by the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, Jonathan has set up a clinic in Lower Brook Street and has quickly established an excellent reputation.

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“I’ve been overwhelmed by the support the Ipswich community has shown since we opened,” he said.

Registered with the General Osteopathic Council and with almost a decade of professional expertise behind him, Jonathan’s special interest is in treating lower back pain.

Jonathan said: “Lower back pain can cause severe discomfort for many people and it is just one of the ailments we are able to help with.”

Lisa Munro, partner in FJG Solicitors of Colchester, Chelmsford and Clacton, was invited to the House of Commons on March 9 in recognition of the first 100 non-solicitor lawyers to rise to the top level of partner in solicitors firms and the appointment of the first Legal Executive Judge.

The changes by the government allow individuals who have not been trained through traditional routes to pursue successful careers in law and allow firms to draw on their staff’s unique talents and expertise removing the glass ceiling for ILEX accredited lawyers.

Lisa Munro is an experienced family lawyer specialising in emergency applications, such as injunctions, divorce, ancillary relief, private law Children Act proceedings, cohabitee disputes and child protection issues.

Ipswich-based probate and asset-tracing firm Anglia Research Services is expanding its busy legal team.

Solicitor Bushra Elzubeir has joined the company’s Ipswich office as in-house counsel.

Anglia Research Services has more than 25 years’ experience and is one of the world’s leading providers of probate genealogical services for the legal profession and the general public.

Bushra, formerly of Kerseys and Birkett Long solicitors, was educated at Gilberd School in Colchester and at the International School of Choueifat in Dubai before taking his law degree at Anglia Law School.

As an experienced solicitor, he will bring invaluable knowledge of company commercial law and commercial litigation to the firm.

Managing director Peter Turvey said: “The addition of Bushra to our in-house legal team will broaden the scope of our interaction with the legal market, which is a major contributor in our industry.

“As we continue to expand in 2011, the addition of Bushra to our legal department ensures that we shall be solidly placed to deliver a value-added service and also manage growth in a competitive commercial environment.”

Ipswich-based creative agency White Space has continued its plans for growth and expansion by adding two new team members to its line-up. These appointments follow the placement of young design apprentice, Charlotte White, in the creative studio.

White Space has bolstered its PR service by recruiting PR account manager, Emma Noye.

Emma said: “I’m really enjoying this new phase in my career. White Space is a progressive and dynamic company, and everyone has made me feel so welcome. I look forward to being a part of what the future holds for White Space PR.”

White Space has also appointed a group marketing manager, Richard Wood, who will be dividing his time between White Space Design in Ipswich and sister company Jacob Bailey, in London.

Richard said: “I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into this exciting new challenge and helping to confirm the strength of this agency on the local and national stage.

“I’m very fortunate to be part of such a creative team and already feel very much at home. Although this initial warmth may turn very cool indeed if I don’t become more acquainted with the kettle.”

White Space Design managing director Neil Prentice said: “It’s really exciting to be welcoming three new people to our team. All three have brought fresh energy to the business and I’m looking forward to seeing them make a big impact for us in the future”.

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