Associate appointed to Clarion IP division

PROPERTY consultancy Carter Jonas is expanding its commercial division with the appointment of Henry Erdozain, who will join its Leeds office as a senior associate.

Sarah Molloy
Sarah Molloy

A member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Mr Erdozain will head up the northern commercial property management team to deal with key corporate accounts.

In particular he will focus on management and professional work currently undertaken by Carter Jonas for major regional and national clients, including the Bettys & Taylors group.

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Since graduating from the University of Northumbria in Newcastle with a degree in international business studies, Mr Erdozain has worked for six years as a surveyor in London and Leeds. He joins Carter Jonas from global real estate adviser DTZ.

John Webster, Carter Jonas’ head of commercial and development in the North, said of Mr Erdozain: “His years of experience will make him a valuable addition.”

Elsewhere, Leeds-based law firm Clarion is continuing to expand its intellectual property (IP) practice with the appointment of Sarah Molloy as an associate.

She has three years’ experience in a variety of contentious and non-contentious IP matters. Before joining Clarion, Ms Molloy qualified as a trainee in 2008 and then worked as an IP specialist in the intellectual property and commercial team at Lupton Fawcett Lee & Priestley.

During her time there, Ms Molloy worked across a range of intellectual property issues in the UK and overseas, including trade marks, passing off, designs and patents, and gaining considerable experience of IP litigation before the specialist IP courts in Lon- don. Ms Molloy’s appointment comes shortly after the promotion of leading IP lawyer Esther Kirwan to partner in Clarion’s IP team.

Also in the legal sector, Leeds and Essex specialist family law firm Jones Myers is further strengthening its contentious trusts and estates expertise with the appointment of lawyer Laura Short.

Ms Short joins the firm from Taylor & Emmet just four months after partner Martin Holdsworth set up a new private client services team at the niche practice founded by divorce lawyer Peter Jones.

Mr Holdsworth said: “Laura’s appointment is the cornerstone of our ambitious plans to establish an outstanding department that complements the firm’s family and financial remedies expertise. Laura’s enthusiasm and particular expertise in wills and probate litigation will be invaluable.”

Ms Short, who graduated in law from Newcastle University, lives in Doncaster.

Meanwhile, Jablite, a manufacturer of innovative insulation products with manufacturing sites in Howden, East Yorkshire, and in Belvedere, Kent, has appointed Tony McNeally as head of UK sales. He previously worked for Simmons Beds and Dolphin Bathrooms.

“I am very pleased to welcome Tony to Jablite,” said David Teasdale, sales and marketing director. “Tony has invaluable sales experience that I know he will put to good use for us.

“Jablite is experiencing excellent growth and our innovative approach to insulation has been recognised by leading figures and organisations in the construction sector.

“Tony will help us to make the most of the opportunities that we have and to identify new avenues to further develop our business in the UK.”

Andrew Smith has joined the team at the Dinnington offices of Connexion2, which helps organisations to protect lone workers, as a configuration and test operator. He worked for First Line technical support before making the move to Connexion2.

The company, based at Carrera Court in Dinnington, was recently acquired by emergency communications expert Kings III of America.