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Roythornes strengthens food and drink team with new hire

Roythornes Solicitors has appointed food and drink expert Hannah Leese in order to grow the firm’s litigation team and support its long-term strategy for growth.

Hannah joins the legal practice’s Nottingham office as an associate and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. Her background is in food litigation with a niche understanding of the meat industry – a highly regulated sector.

She said: “I’m delighted to join the Roythornes team as the practice is renowned for its expert agriculture and food and drink teams – two areas I work very closely in.

“My working history is firmly rooted in food and drink litigation, specialising in food regulatory law. This includes appealing over-zealous enforcement action, defending criminal prosecutions in the Magistrates’ and Crown Court, reviewing and advising food businesses on operational procedure and much more.

“I’m therefore looking forward to working with the various teams to help and support existing clients and also bring some historic cases with me.”

Vember Mortlock, managing director at Roythornes, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Hannah to the team. Our staff are our most valuable asset and I firmly believe in attracting top talent and providing a supportive and equal environment for them to thrive. With that in mind, Hannah will be focusing on existing cases with long-standing clients for a few months before going on maternity leave. She is already having a positive impact on our team and the service we offer, so we look forward to her future with us. 

“Hannah has extensive knowledge of our key sectors and will play an important part in growing our litigation offering, starting in Nottingham but growing the team across our other Midlands and East Anglia offices.”

Roythornes is a national law firm with particular expertise in private client, agriculture, food and property sectors and has been listed for the past two years as one of the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain by the London Stock Exchange.

For more information visit www.roythornes.co.uk or follow @roythornes on Twitter.