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Law firm Blanchards Bailey LLP has announced that

Amiri Construction has appointed 

 as area director. Daines’ focus will be on enhancing Amiri’s presence in Dorset and the western side of its patch. Daines has spent the past 10 years in a leadership role in the Poole office of a Tier One contractor and is very well known to the Amiri Team having worked with a number of the current directors and staff for many years previously.

Leading accountancy firm MHA MacIntyre Hudson has announce the promotion of

 to audit director at its

High Wycombe office. Edmands’s promotion reflects the firm’s continued investment in talented individuals and recognises her outstanding contribution over a number of years. Edmands has built exception client relationships and will play a vital role as the firm continues to strengthen and expand its team in the Thames Valley region.

, head of litigation and disputes,

will be the firm’s newly appointed managing partner. Dunlop succeeds Alan Horne, who will assume the role of finance partner and remain a member of the management board, along with Jerome Dodge, head of private client. Dunlop, who joined Blanchards Bailey in 2013, said: “I am honoured to have been made managing partner and will strive to ensure that the firm’s upward progression remains uninterrupted.”

 has joined Shoosmiths as a new

partner and head of the Court of Protection (COP) team. Bowler, who is a skilled

personal injury/clinical negligence solicitor, will be based in the firm’s Thames Valley office in Reading. Her recruitment also means that Shoosmiths now boasts another Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) appointed panel deputy alongside national head of wealth protection and legal director, Charlotte Dunn.

Lester Aldridge has welcomed new partner

 to its restructuring and

insolvency team based in the firm’s Southampton office. Walker has over 12 years’ experience, working with various top city and regional practices. She has also completed a six- month secondment to a hedge fund and a short secondment to a German law firm.

Accountancy firm HWB has expanded its team of those authorised to undertake probate work, with director

 and senior tax manager  fronting the service offering. A change in the law

means licensed accountancy practices are now able to carry out non-contentious probate. Chandler’s Ford- based HWB, is licensed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) to provide probate services. Both Brown and Hedges are authorised with the ICAEW to carry out probate work and will be working with the firm’s growing client base across Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire.


 as managing director of operations. The newly created role will see Reading- based Roberts spearhead Holroyd Howe’s operational teams across the UK, championing one unified approach across operations, food innovation, chef development, nutrition, sustainability, and marketing.

Independent school caterer Holroyd Howe has announced the appointment of  27

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