Nottingham law firm Rothera Dowson Solicitors has further developed its legal team with four new appointments.

Solicitor, Claire McLeod, joins the firm with 15 years’ experience in family law. Based at the West Bridgford office, she will be advising in all areas of matrimonial litigation including divorce and finances, separation, pre-nuptial agreements and children-related issues.

Terhi Sygrove joins the Lace Market team as a recoveries fee-earner. She will be providing expert legal advice on commercial and consumer debt recovery and credit control both nationally and internationally.

Sally Hartland also joins the Lace Market office as an associate solicitor specialising in all matters involving children. Since completing her Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School, Sally trained as a solicitor in Sheffield before returning to Nottingham in 2003.

She is a specialist in Children Act Proceedings and is a member of the Law Society Children’s Panel.  

Rounding off the quartet of new appointments, chartered legal executive, Kerry Redfern joins the Mapperley office responsible for conveyancing, plot sales, remortgages, probate and auction sales. Having qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 2002, Kerry worked at Nelsons Solicitors for 16 years before coming to Rothera Dowson.

In addition to the new appointments, Leon Messam, who joined the firm as a paralegal in the family law department in 2013 has been promoted to solicitor. Leon provides legal advice and services on a wide range of family law issues including cases involving children, finance, divorce and domestic violence injunctions.

Charles George, managing partner at Rothera Dowson, said: ‘These new appointments bring a wealth of experience and expertise across the firm. Their commitment to the success of the business is already evident and I’m confident they will all be a great addition to their respective teams.’

Image (l-r): Kerry Redfern, Claire McLeod, Terhi Sygrove and Leon Messam.