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Browne Jacobson grows commercial team with new partner hire

10 August 2012

Browne Jacobson has recruited Helena Wootton as a partner in its growing commercial team in Nottingham.

Helena joins from Capital One (Europe) where she was Assistant General Counsel, heading up its Commercial Team in Nottingham. Whilst at Capital One, Helena played a leading role in negotiating complex supply and outsourcing agreements, partnership deals and was involved in the sponsorship of the Capital One Cup. Prior to joining Capital One, Helena spent seven years at Eversheds.

Dual qualified as a barrister and solicitor, Helena specialises in providing legal advice and commercial expertise on information technology, data protection, sponsorship, outsourcing and supply, and agency & distribution agreements to the financial services and public sector.

Helenas appointment brinsg the total number of partners at the firms Nottingham office to 48.

She joins a 15 strong legal team in Nottingham which acts for a wide range of commercial clients including a national retailersand a range of luxury brands in the perfume, clothing and automotive sectors on sponsorship and services agreements, amongst others.

Helenas appointment follows a successful year for Browne Jacobson in which turnover rose 17 to a record £41.3m. The year on year increase was the highest recorded by the firm for over a decade and has been delivered without acquisition or merger.

Declan Cushley, Head of the Commercial Group at Browne Jacobson, said:

"We have seen a growing demand from commercial clients for our services as the legal demands imposed on business become increasingly complex. We are delighted that Helena has joined the team to help us meet that demand and assisting clients to maximise their commercial opportunities while minimising risk.

"Helena is a first class commercial solicitor. Her arrival will further strengthen our offering to clients and her experience of handling commercial matters across a range of business models combined with her in house and private practice experience will be a key asset in the growth and development of the commercial team."

Commenting on her appointment, Helena added: "I am delighted to be joining the strongest commercial team in the region and looking forward to playing a significant role in the continued success and growth of the practice."

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