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Shakespeare Martineau invests in East Midlands talent
  • Published:
    25 May
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Shakespeare Martineau invests in East Midlands talent

Law firm Shakespeare Martineau has demonstrated its ongoing commitment to investing in talent with the appointment of a new private client partner and the promotion of two people to senior positions within its Leicester offices.

Paul Horton joins the firm after heading up the wills, tax, trusts and probate team at Weightmans LLP, where he worked for seven years advising high net worth individuals, from business owners to premiership footballers, on a range of domestic and cross-jurisdictional issues. Paul will be looking to grow the Leicester office's eight-strong private client team as well as expanding its existing client base.

The firm is also strengthening its service offering in Leicester with the announcement of two new senior hires in its family and planning departments.
Katherine Marshall, who has been with Shakespeare Martineau for 11 years, has been promoted to the position of associate partner at the Leicester Colton Square office. With particular expertise in the financial challenges surrounding the breakdown of a relationship, Katherine specialises in resolving cases involving significant assets, companies and trusts.

Also progressing within the firm is Brian Mullin, who has been promoted to partner following an eight-year stint at the firm. As a member of the Marrons Planning department at the Leicester Meridian office, Brian provides strategic planning advice to landowners and developers.

Roy Botterill, partner and head of Shakespeare Martineau's Leicester Colton Square office, commented: “The growth of the Leicester offices, both in terms of external recruitment and the promotion of internal talent, is hugely positive and will play an important role in the expansion of the firm across the East Midlands region. I am certain that Paul will prove a very valuable addition to Shakespeare Martineau and look forward to the continued progression of Katherine and Brian following their well-deserved promotions.”

Paul Horton, private client partner at Shakespeare Martineau, said: "As well as being a hugely professional organisation, what really set Shakespeare Martineau apart for me was its supportive and friendly corporate culture. From day one the team has been extremely approachable and welcoming and I am very much looking forward to working with everyone to help the firm reach new heights."

"This is exactly why we like to work with people who understand the industry and can identify potential issues and create solutions."

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