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VICKI CLAYTON GOES FULL ON

Written by admin
September 18th, 2019

We are delighted to announce that Vicki Clayton, the Partner who has founded and inspired the firm’s Lincoln office, is now to be available to clients on a full time basis.

In recent years Vicki has worked four days a week, devoting the extra day to her young family.  We are delighted that Vicki will now be able to provide a full time continuous service for all of her clients, albeit she will always have the support of colleagues who have filled in for her over the months.

The firm’s canal side Lincoln office goes from strength to strength.  The firm is a constant presence in the Lincoln Magistrates’ Court and increasingly be called on to assist with cases with hearings over before the Boston magistrates.

A GREAT MAN MUCH MISSED

Written by admin
August 13th, 2019

It is now 10 years since the sad and early death of our Partner David Graham.  David was a lyrical and persuasive advocate who everyone loved to hear.  He encouraged and supported younger staff who were struggling to find their feet and a consummate manager at both our Nottingham and Derby offices.

Those of us who were lucky enough to work with David regularly talk of him with immense fondness.  There are more stories about David than anyone else who has ever worked with us and the telling of those stories always results in gales of laughter.  Inevitably, we always speculate as to things he might have done or said as new challenges come our way.

Rest in peace David, ten years on you’re still much missed.

THE LAWFULNESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER

Written by Sian Hall
November 7th, 2017

The recent success of our Derby office’s Mark Luckett in completing the Boston Marathon in 3 hours and 13 minutes has caused us to reflect on the ever present link between law and long distance running.

 

There is no doubting that the stamina and endurance called for in seeing a difficult case to its end is matched by the competitive persistence required of a successful distantness athlete.

 

For many, however, the long hours spent in training provide the perfect antidote to a hard day in the office. Over the years a number of our solicitors and Partners have either relaxed, or taken time to get their thoughts in order when pounding the streets of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, and South Yorkshire.

 

As well as Mark, perhaps our best and most noteworthy performer was our sadly missed Partner David Graham, who could knock out half marathons in substantially less than an hour and a half. Jo Chadd is a successful conqueror of the London Marathon.  Emma Coverley regularly disappears to both road and fell running events throughout the North and Midlands.  In a slight bizarre but truly historical event Sean O’Brien, Dan Church, and Richard Davies then of our Doncaster office completed the Sheffield half marathon of 2014 which had officially been called off due to a lack of water; all survived and have their medals to prove it!

 

One of our hardest working runners in every sense must be the Mansfield office’s Chris Perry, who has completed more distance events than anyone else in the firm on courses far and near. Based on the edge of the Peak District, Chris is well placed to clock up some good looking miles whilst leaving Mansfield Magistrates’ Court at the back of the pack.

 

Good luck to all, including Sean O’Brien in this year’s Snowdonia Marathon and Emma Coverley and Digby Johnson in the 13 mile festive Turkey Trot around the Vale of Belvoir.

 

HALF A YEAR, HALF A YEAR, HALF A YEAR ONWARD!

Written by Sian Hall
September 6th, 2017

As a number of the Partners at The Johnson Partnership approach the second half of their careers the issue of sabbaticals has raised its head.

 

A lengthy period of unpaid leave which allows the beneficiary to completely unwind and reconsider their position in the world is something that many value really highly. A sabbatical provides the opportunity to reset and start off in a new direction or simply reboot and go back to an existing post with new approaches, new thoughts, and new enthusiasm.

 

No specified period has been chosen, on the basis that each person availing themselves of the opportunity will have their own ideas about what they would like to do and how much time they would like to take off. Three months, four months, and even six months sabbaticals are actively being considered.

 

Interestingly, it is those who are towards the middle of their careers, rather than approaching the end who seem most keen to step back and consider what the next 20 or 25 years hold for them.

 

Any sabbatical inevitably puts extra demands on colleagues and assistants alike, but it also gives younger staff the chance to come forward and prove their worth and try out new ideas and ways of working.

 

All in all, the sabbatical seems an entirely sound way of moving forward. Within the firm we are truly fortunate to have sufficient supervisors already qualified to be able to allow for a seamless transition.

NEW PARTNER – REBECCA MEADOWS

Written by Will Bolam
September 16th, 2016

Outstanding in her field! We are delighted to announce that as of 1 July, The Johnson Partnership have a new salaried partner. Rebecca Meadows, who has been with the firm for over 15 years as a paralegal, trainee and assistant solicitor, has now agreed to join us as a new partner.

Rebecca is a specialist Magistrates’ Court advocate of the highest calibre. Heading up the firm’s trials unit, Rebecca has been responsible for overseeing many of the contested matters handled by the Nottingham office.

With a long history in the firm’s Crown Court section, Rebecca still remains involved with serious and more complex cases, specialising in allegations of infant death and child injury.

Above all else, Rebecca is a fun loving, cheerful force of nature and makes the office a better place to be. Those long drawn out Monday night partners’ meetings should be a great deal easier to bear!

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