At Harvey John, recruitment is far from a transactional service. It’s about fostering long-term partnerships within our core markets. Quality over quantity.
Specialising in Accountancy, Tax, and Legal since 2004, Harvey John are an international recruitment firm with two offices in the heart of Brighton and a team of 15 individual skill-sets, each united by a shared vision of how recruitment should be.
By immersing ourselves in every corner of these markets, we maintain an incredibly niche expertise, enabling us to simplify the most complex of searches. And whether that assignment takes us across Sussex, London, Europe, Asia, or the Americas, our deep sector knowledge - paired with our multi-faceted methodology - means that we provide local solutions on a global scale.
And so, by lowering the volume, we strip ourselves from unnecessary pressures and, in turn, become a trusted partner to companies worldwide.
Victoria Jessup joins PDT Solicitors’ successful Corporate and Commercial team. The appointment strengthens PDT’s commercial offering, which includes assisting clients with their commercial contracts and advising on issues of commercial law, including the compliance and enforcement aspects of data protection law, as well as protecting their intellectual property.
As a solicitor and part-qualified Trademark Attorney, Victoria brings to PDT extensive in-house experience working for leading brands Jimmy Choo and Philip Morris. As such, Victoria is the clients’ first port of call for advice on brand protection, including trademark and design filings, IP enforcement and copyright issues.
Top 100 law firm DMH Stallard has made another senior appointment at its rapidly expanding Guildford office.
Sara McGrigor joins the private client team as a senior associate and is very well known in Surrey having previously worked at Hart Brown in Guildford, Cranleigh, and Godalming. Sara has also lived locally with her family for many years and is looking forward to building on the close relationship the firm enjoys with residents in the area.
Sara said: “With DMH Stallard growing so quickly in Guildford, it is a very exciting time for me to join the firm.”
Lorna Sizer has joined Sussex accountancy practice Galloways as a Tax Partner. Previously Director at Knill James, Lorna brings with her more than 25 years of specialist tax experience.
In her new role, Lorna’s focus will be on continuing to look after a growing number of private clients as well as expanding the current tax team of eight specialists.
Lorna said: “I’m thrilled to join the team at Galloways and look forward to working with our fantastic clients and wider team. Galloways has such a strong reputation across the county and I’m looking forward to growing our tax team and helping our clients to simplify and manage their tax affairs.”
ELANOR RICHARDS, KAREN LORD, SOPHIE MACARTHY
Healys LLP continues to grow its corporate and commercial offerings by welcoming three new highly experienced female partners to its Brighton team.
Karen Lord heads the corporate team and specialises in corporate transactional work for UK and International clients. Karen is a recognised leader in her field by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. Sophie Macarthy is a commercial property specialist. She advises on all types of land and property transactions, business sales and acquisitions, leases and contracts, portfolio management and finance. Eleanor Richards is an expert in advising clients on commercial and civil disputes. She has established expertise in insolvency litigation (corporate and personal).
Burgess Hill-based PVL UK has appointed Neil Gardner to the new position of Marketing Manager. Neil joins the award-winning vehicle safety livery and brand promotion business at an exciting time, with a remit to drive forward strategic planning and tactical marketing campaigns that continue PVL’s successful growth and maximise key business opportunities in target sectors.
Neil has over 20 years business-to-business marketing leadership experience, built within engineering consultancy, innovative product manufacturing and professional services across both SME and FTSE 250 environments. He is MBA-qualified from Warwick Business School and has been a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing for the past 10 years.
ALICE CAHILL, ANTONY BARNETT, CHARLOTTE SCOTLAND
In response to the buoyant market in these sectors, we’re pleased to introduce three new hires at Harvey John. Alice Cahill and Antony Barnett join us as Recruitment Consultants on our Accountancy desk and Charlotte Scotland joins the Legal desk as a Resourcing Consultant.
Alice will be specialising in Corporate Finance & Restructuring and Antony will focus on the Private Client Tax sector, while Charlotte will assist the legal team in all sourcing needs.
Sussex Chamber of Commerce
Rob Clare has been appointed Chairman of Sussex Chamber of Commerce, having already served two terms as a non-executive director.
Rob has lived and worked in Sussex for most of his life and, with the help of the Chamber’s CEO and Board, he is keen to help the local business community and give it a voice on key local issues.
His career was in commercial banking, following which he co-founded Innovation Capital which provides corporate finance and business growth advice to local owner managed businesses with clients ranging from fintech to FMCG.
Rix & Kay
Rix & Kay have appointed new Family and Divorce lawyer, Janet Raeburn, who joins as Partner and will be based in the firm’s Family Team in Uckfield. Janet was previously Partner at a leading firm in Suffolk where she practised for eight years before deciding to move back to her home county of Sussex where she originally trained.
With almost ten years experience in family and divorce law, Janet specialises in all legal aspects of divorce and separation with particular expertise in managing and negotiating complex financial settlements, and resolving disputes relating to all aspects of a child’s life and disputes involving significant property assets.