Challinors goes East with Nottingham arm

West Midlands firm Challinors is making its first move into the East Midlands with the launch of a new office in Nottingham.

Chief executive Andy Hodges, who headed Nottingham firm Fraser Brown before moving to Challinors last October, is leading the expansion. Mansfield-based Shacklocks partner Jeremy Hale has been appointed to the ­Nottingham office.

Hale said the firm wanted to increase its annual turnover by 75 per cent by 2011, with the East Midlands being a major element in achieving this goal.