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Weekly moves 29 April 2014

Zolfo Cooper announces senior promotions

Advisory and restructuring firm Zolfo Cooper has announced the promotions of two staff to partner level.

Daniel Imison and Scott Millar have both been promoted to the role of partner for financial advisory and restructuring services.

Simon Freakley, chief executive of Zolfo Cooper, said: “I am delighted to announce these key promotions which reflect both the qualities of the individuals and the continued success of our firm.

“Dan and Scott’s promotions mean that our partner group is now made up of some twenty five dedicated restructuring and advisory professionals operating both in the UK and internationally.”

New restructuring partner at SGH Martineau

Birmingham-based law firm SGH Martineau has boosted its insolvency and restructuring team with the appointment of Christina Fitzgerald as a new restructuring partner.

Fitzgerald joins the firm of solicitors from commercial law firm Matthew Arnold & Baldwin.

She holds a seat on the R3 National Council, as well as chairing the R3 London Women’s Group, is a member of the R3 Education Committee, and also a Fellow of R3.

Fitzgerald said: said: “I enjoyed great success at [previous employer] Matthew Arnold & Baldwin but I’m ready for a new challenge.

“It was a simple choice to join a leading team in the field, once the management team at SGH Martineau had detailed their ambitious growth plans and the need for a strong restructuring and insolvency team to support the key sectors in which the firm has a strong reputation.”

New director at 2020 Trustees

Naomi L’Estrange has been appointed as a new director at the Nottingham office of independent trustee company 2020 Trustees Limited.

L’Estrange’s appointment is seen by the company as a “key part of the company’s growth strategy” after the acquisition of Alexander Forbes Trustee Services earlier in April.

Formerly the director of strategy and policy at the Pension Protection Fund, as well as its inaugural director of legal, L’Estrange was also one of the original architects of the Pensions Act 2004.

L’Estrange said: “It’s great to be joining 2020 Trustees as it enters this new phase of evolution and development. I am looking forward to becoming a part of the growing team and providing a high quality, cost-effective, pragmatic and commercial approach to clients.”

Antony Miller, director at 2020 Trustee Services, said: “We are delighted to have somebody of Naomi’s calibre joining the team. She brings with her a wealth of experience on issues affecting pension schemes from day to day negotiations to complex litigation.”



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