Law firm Gardner Leader has appointed Shipla Khanum to its corporate and commercial team. 

Shipla khanum

Shipla Khanum

Recruited to provide extra skills and resources as the team continues to expand, Shipla will provide clients with advice across a full range of corporate and commercial work including mergers and acquisitions, commercial contract drafting and company law.

Prior to joining Gardner Leader, Khanum qualified as a solicitor in 2016 at a specialist commercial law firm in Bristol where she trained and worked as part of a corporate commercial department with a range of companies across various sectors before her relocation to the Berkshire-based law firm. Her experience also includes work as a specialist corporate healthcare paralegal in the dental sector.

Three further new recruits will be joining Khanum - Hattie Price, office manager, Judith Lewis, chartered legal executive in the inheritance protection team and Julie Goodwin, support assistant in the commercial team.

Gardner Leader trainee, Amy Wilson Weymouth, has also fully qualified as solicitor in the family team after completing her training with the firm. Amy originally joined in 2016 after graduating from the University of Law, Guildford where she obtained a Distinction. 

Said Derek Rodgers, managing partner at Gardner Leader: 'We welcome Shipla to provide additional expertise to our thriving corporate and commercial team where she will strive to develop a strong understanding of her clients’ businesses to deliver clear pragmatic advice.'

'I’m also delighted to congratulate Amy Wilson Weymouth on qualifying as a solicitor and to welcome new members to our most valued support team. It’s always rewarding to follow the progress of our trainees and to see their hard work rewarded in qualification. We wish all our new joiners every success in their new roles with the firm.'