New faces at law firm

PETERBOROUGH law firm Hegarty LLP has appointed two new starters.

Ashley Kidd (left) joins the company department as a solicitor following completion of her training contract at the firm. Ms Kidd will have her own caseload predominantly working on contract reviews and contract preparation, terms and conditions and new business start-ups and will also assist partner Andrew Heeler with his transactional caseload.

Mr Heeler said, “Throughout her training contract Ashley has proven herself a dedicated and commercially focused individual and I am delighted to welcome her to the company department as a qualified solicitor.”

Heidi Bates (right) has joined the criminal team as a paralegal. Ms Bates graduated from De Montfort University in 2009 with a law degree and is currently studying the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at Nottingham University. Heidi’s appointment brings the criminal team to three solicitors and two paralegals.

Sarah Acres, associate and head of the criminal department, said, “Heidi is a welcome addition to a team that provides round the clock advice to those detained in police custody. We look forward to working with her.”