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PROSPER MAGAZINE: ISSUE 01 | NEW APPOINTMENTS

NEW APPOINTMENTS

YOUR GUIDE TO THE REGION’S NEW FACES AND THOSE WITH NEW CHALLENGES AHEAD

SUE ALLEN | DEPUTY DISTRICT JUDGE - MIDLAND CIRCUIT

An experienced clinical negligence lawyer at West Midlands’ law firm Higgs & Sons has been appointed a  Deputy District Judge on the Midlands Circuit.

Sue Allen successfully completed a rigorous application process and following in-depth training and ‘sitting in’ days – shadowing an experienced judge – hopes to preside over her first case before the end of the year. “I was delighted to receive the news that I had been selected,” said Sue. “It is a highly competitive process involving online assessments, interview, role-playing and background scrutiny.

Associate Solicitor Sue joined Higgs & Sons more than 10 years ago with a background in advising defendants in clinical negligence claims.

ALYSON ROCHELLE | ADVERTISING & SPONSORSHIP - BLACK COUNTRY CHAMBER

Alyson joined the External Affairs Team in May with over 20 years experience in business to business sales, gained in a variety of roles and sectors. 

Overseeing advertising and sponsorship sales for the Chamber on a number of initiatives, including Prosper, Alyson joins the Chamber at an exciting time. A refresh of the organisation’s external brand is accompanied by the relaunch of Prosper Magazine and a host of new promotional opportunities across a broad range of platforms.”

CHRIS REEVES | OPERATIONS DIRECTOR - IN-COMM TRAINING

One of the West Midlands leading training providers has announced a new senior management team, as it looks to capitalise on recent investment and a record year of performance.

In-Comm Training, which has supported more than 2500 people with apprenticeships and upskilling opportunities in 2018, has promoted Chris Reeves to Operations Director, overseeing the further expansion of academies in Aldridge, Bridgnorth and Shrewsbury.

The former member of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers will join Directors Colin Mills, Geoff Jones and Bekki Phillips on the senior management team, with the latter moving to Managing Director.

ADAM JOHNSON | COMMERCIAL LITIGATOR - HIGGS & SONS

A former musician and antique jewellery expert who quit both industries to pursue a career in law has joined Black Country firm Higgs & Sons.

Adam Johnson, a commercial litigator with experience of acting on complex, high-value disputes, joins the Dispute Resolution Team. After graduating from the University of Sheffield in 2000, Adam went to work in his family’s retail jewellery business for six years, specialising in antiques and diamonds. But in 2006 Adam gave it all up to study law.

MICHAEL MCKIE | BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - WOLVERHAMPTON RACECOURSE

With business booming at the racecourse the team have welcomed new Business Development Manager, Michael McKie, to develop and expand corporate race day hospitality, event hire, partnership and sponsorship agreements.  

 Michael said, “It really is an exciting time for us here at the racecourse, it is now a very popular venue in Wolverhampton and guests are excited to see what events we are hosting throughout the year, I’m excited to see what the next few months have to offer”.

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