– The BBC has promoted Valerie Nazareth, a senior lawyer in its programme legal advice department, to become the team’s new head. She will succeed Glenn Del Medico, who retires in August.
– Leo Abse & Cohen has restructured its private client department, resulting in the appointment of a new head of residential conveyancing. Heather Harry joins the firm from Countrywide in Cardiff, where she worked as a senior property lawyer.
– Goodmans has appointed Jeanette Fletcher to head its new personal injury and clinical negligence department at its Allerton Road office. Fletcher has been with Goodmans for six years. The practice is one of only a handful in the North West to have a Legal Services Commission franchise for clinical negligence.
– Pitmans has appointed Justine Waby as a director of Claims Corporation, the firm’s claimant personal injury (PI) department. Justine joined Pitmans’ PI department in 1998 and helped set up Claims Corporation two years ago.
A one-day programme on professional etiquette for law students and young trainees at the College of Law was filmed by the BBC and is likely to be screened in July.
The ‘Set For Success’ programme for global graduates was attended by students primarily from ethnic minority backgrounds, as well as a group of Linklaters-sponsored Eastern European students. Presentations focused on how to look, how to behave and what to say in a professional context.
Event organiser Gwen Rhys said she had been asked to run the day again at the start of the academic year, when it will be compulsory for all global graduates to attend. Rhys plans to offer the day to law firms for trainees and young lawyers.