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New recruits and sector heads at Roythornes

Leading law firm Roythornes has started the year by announcing a series of new recruits and new Heads of Sectors.

Julie Robinson is taking back the lead of the firms nationally recognised Agriculture Sector. Julie has a national profile in all things farming and the natural environment and is a sought-after speaker and member of agricultural policy working groups. Her role as Head of Agriculture also includes being responsible once again for our internal agricultural updates and managing the firms popular programme of events for farmers and professionals working in agriculture, including our Farming at the Crossroads series.

Food & Drink
In other sector news, Roythornes growing Food & Drink sector will now be headed up by Mike Matthews. Corporate Partner Mike acts for many food businesses throughout the country and is well known by many in the sector for his ability to combine corporate legal activity with a knowledge of the food and drink sector.

Roythornes planning team will now be headed by Ben Arrowsmith, who has been with the firm since 2021 and has nearly 12 years post-qualification experience. Ben deals with national and regional housebuilders on complex planning issues including appeals and judicial reviews.

As well as new sector heads, Roythornes ambitious expansion plans have continued with high level appointments over the last couple of months including Claire Langford (Head of Residential Conveyancing, Birmingham), Emily Parry (Private Wealth Disputes, Birmingham), Laura Chapman (Litigation, Spalding) , Cathryn Harper-Tedstone (Family, Birmingham) and Joanne Russell (Residential Development, Birmingham).