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A Norton Rose lawyer, Elizabeth Franey, has joined Britannia Airways as general counsel and company solicitor.
Franey, a specialist in aviation and asset finance, spent nine years at Norton Rose, where she advised Britannia. As an in-house lawyer she will advise the company on aircraft-related contracts and purchasing agreements.
Britannia said it decided to create the new appointment as it has a constant demand for legal advice. "Over the last couple of years there has been a great deal of activity and this trend looks set to continue," a spokeswoman said.
"We were extremely happy with Norton Rose, who were very accessible. But the idea is to bring the majority of our legal work in-house."
She added: "There are inherent benefits in having an in-house adviser, including financial benefits."