Matthew Neville

This week’s North East appointments

This week’s round up of North East appointments includes Bdaily, Mincoffs Solicitors and Weightmans. Read on to find out more.

Mark Adair, Bdaily

This week saw the team at Bdaily welcoming its newest member in correspondent Mark Adair. Hailing from Belfast, Mark joins Bdaily from his previous role at retail and leisure marketing agency Snapsaver, where he served as a content creator.

Mark attended Northumbria University, where he studied Film and Television before completing a Master’s degree in Media and Journalism at Newcastle University. He will be joining the correspondence team to deliver daily news articles in addition to working on features to be published via Bdaily Premium.

He said: “I am excited to join the Bdaily team and embark on a career in media. I look forward to learning from the team and becoming a valued member delivering content for our readers on a daily basis.”

Business manager Andrew Carter added: “We’re really pleased to have Mark join us at Bdaily. His background in content marketing and his passion for journalism and writing are sure to see him flourish as a correspondent covering business news.

“His extensive skill set will allow us to expand the range of media we provide for our readers. The Bdaily team has undergone a significant shake up in the last year or so and we’re confident that we’re in the best shape we’ve been in for some time.”

Emma Liddle, Mincoffs Solicitors

A North East law firm is consolidating a successful start to the year with the appointment of a new Partner. Head of residential conveyancing Emma Liddle has been promoted to partner at Jesmond based Mincoffs Solicitors.

With more than 20 years of experience in the field, Emma has been “pivotal” in growing the service at the firm since she joined in 2013, with restructures to both the team and its processes. This has included the introduction of paperless working and a focus on new technology in order to streamline the process for her 29-strong team.

She commented: “It has been an incredibly tough couple of years for everyone involved in the property market, with the uncertainty of Brexit and the pandemic followed by a surge in demand bolstered by the stamp duty holidays.

My team has put their all into their work, going from strength to strength and focusing on providing excellent customer service for our clients. I am delighted to be appointed to partner and I hope to assist the firm as a whole so we can continue to grow and flourish.“

Andy Woodhouse, chief executive at Mincoffs, added: “Emma is fantastic at what she does and has been a driving force behind the growth of the residential conveyancing team,” he said.

“Taking on the role of Head of Residential Conveyancing at the start of the pandemic was certainly no mean feat and Emma took it in her stride to ensure that both the team and our clients received all the support they needed.”

Angela Kirtley, Robert Rushton, Andreja Harrison, Katherine Lund, Jennifer Preston, Suniel Sandhu and Katie Spence: Weightmans

National law firm Weightmans has appointed seven new members to its healthcare team as it continues to strengthen its UK-wide healthcare offering.

Partners Angela Kirtley and Robert Rushton, principal associates Andreja Harrison and Katherine Lund, associates Jennifer Preston and Suniel Sandhu and legal secretary Katie Spence all join from Ward Hadaway.

Five will be based in Weightmans’ Newcastle office, with Suniel Sandhu and Katie Spence joining Weightmans’ Leeds office. They will work with NHS Trusts, medical professionals, businesses and practices nationwide as part of the firm’s now 132-strong national healthcare team.

Rachel Kneale (pictured above), Weightmans client partner for NHS Resolution, said: “This continues to be a challenging and dynamic time for the healthcare sector. We’re privileged to be able to give medical professionals and medical bodies the legal support and assistance they need so they can keep providing the excellent quality of care that we all rely on.

“As part of this, we’re excited to welcome our new colleagues to the team. They each bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge in healthcare law that will only further the value we offer our clients.”


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