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Movers: Law firm welcomes new specialist as it expands its asbestos team in East Anglia

PUBLISHED: 06:00 15 August 2018

Ashtons Legal’s specialist asbestos disease team, from left, Richard Foyster (partner), Tony Shord (paralegal), Phoebe Osborne (solicitor), Martyn Hayward (solicitor) and Michael Wangermann (partner) Picture: DAVE RICHARDSON

Ashtons Legal’s specialist asbestos disease team, from left, Richard Foyster (partner), Tony Shord (paralegal), Phoebe Osborne (solicitor), Martyn Hayward (solicitor) and Michael Wangermann (partner) Picture: DAVE RICHARDSON

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Ipswich-based law firm Ashtons Legal has appointed solicitor Martyn Hayward, an asbestos disease specialist.

Ipswich Building Society's executive team, from left, Rebecca Newman, Mark Nash, Richard Norrington, Trevor Slater, Ian Brighton, Jo Leah Picture: JAMES FLETCHERIpswich Building Society's executive team, from left, Rebecca Newman, Mark Nash, Richard Norrington, Trevor Slater, Ian Brighton, Jo Leah Picture: JAMES FLETCHER

Martyn has been dealing with asbestos related disease claims for more than 15 years, but also has an industrial background having previously worked for 25 years as an electrician. He is recognised by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) as a senior litigator and as an accredited asbestos and occupational disease specialist.

He is based in Ashtons’ Cambridge office alongside Phoebe Osborne, a fellow asbestos disease solicitor who joined the firm in 2016. Both Martyn and Phoebe work alongside the firm’s well established personal injury teams in Ipswich, Thetford and Bury St Edmunds.

Martyn is a member of the Anglia Asbestos Diseases Support Groups and works closely with health care professionals, voluntary organisations and charities to help provide clients with help beyond simply monetary compensation.

He deals with all types of asbestos related disease claims, including mesothelioma and asbestos related lung cancer, and helps guide families of sufferers through the process of bringing a claim on behalf of the estate. He also acts for clients who have contracted non-malignant asbestos-related diseases such as asbestosis and pleural thickening.

Robyn Holmes, Prime Appointments managing director Picture: REBECCA CLARKERobyn Holmes, Prime Appointments managing director Picture: REBECCA CLARKE

Richard Foyster, partner, and head of personal injury, said they were “delighted” to welcome him as part of a strategy to expand the asbestos team across East Anglia.

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Jordon head of operations Diana Dostalova-Sujewicz Picture: JORDONJordon head of operations Diana Dostalova-Sujewicz Picture: JORDON

Ian has spent 27 yeras working in the sector, while Rebecca is a qualified solicitor.

Chief executive Richard Norrington said: “I am delighted to extend our congratulations to Ian and Rebecca on their new appointments.”

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Apprentice Adele Mills of Burnett Barker Solicitors Picture: AISLEEN BIRDApprentice Adele Mills of Burnett Barker Solicitors Picture: AISLEEN BIRD

The business leader, of Witham-based Prime Appointments is in the running for Forward Ladies’ 2018 Female Entrepreneur award. Robyn, who has a 50-strong team, has invested in a new office website and branding.

“Happy staff who feel they are part of the journey are much more inclined to do well at their job if happy in their work environment,” she said.

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Diana, who is fluent in five languages and studied business and logistics in Slovakia and the UK, was promoted from operations team leader.

Director Jon Swallow said: “Diana is a great asset to the company.”

“It’s a tough role with huge expectations from very demanding customers, but I love it,” said Diana.

Bury St Edmunds law firm Burnett Barker Solicitors has weclomed Adele Mills as business administration apprentice.

Adele, 19, of Bury St Edmunds, has been working with both the accounts and admin teams, getting involved in all areas of accounting and administrative processes.

The 18-month Level 3 Apprenticeship, supported by West Suffolk College, is the second apprenticeship scheme the firm has taken part in.

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James Rolfe will join the Essex and Cambridgeshire-based university from his current role as executive director of resources at the London Borough of Enfield.

James is also managing director of Housing Gateway Limited.

“I am delighted to have been appointed to this important role at Anglia Ruskin University,” said James.

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