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Midlands firm Heatons Solicitors has recruited Birmingham corporate specialist Helen Gasser to join the corporate finance team. Gasser joins from Eversheds in Birmingham.

Leeds firm Lee & Priestley has appointed a new solicitor to the employment department. Farha Leadbetter joins from the Advice on Individual Rights in Europe (Aire) Centre, where she provided specialist advice to lawyers on European law and human rights. Prior to this, Leadbetter was at Cumberland Ellis in London.

Shadbolt & Co has taken on three new lawyers. Ben Mellors and Musa Okwonga have joined the firm’s construction and engineering practice, while Samantha Dugan joins the commercial property department.

Veale Wasbrough has appointed two new associates to its corporate team. Nathan Guest has worked in the corporate team since his qualification in 2000, while Robert Collier joined Veale Wasbrough in 2001. Both are corporate finance specialists.

Julie Goodman, a solicitor who joined Kidderminster firm Thursfields in 1985 as a PA, has been promoted to associate.