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LEADING law firm Roythornes Solicitors has appointed a new head of trust services to support the private client team and head up Roythornes Trustees Limited (RTL).

Carolyn Byrne joins the team from Shoosmiths and will be responsible for delivering the private client team’s strategic aims over the next few years, securing trustee compliance and profitable growth for the firm.

RTL is an extension of the top 150 national law firm which was set up specifically to provide an alternative option for the appointment of professional trustees, where it may be appropriate to appoint a trust corporation. Carolyn will be dividing her time between the firm’s Spalding headquarters and its Nottingham office.

Carolyn said:

“I’m excited to be joining such a well-respected team and I am looking forward to growing the Roythornes trust offerings as it is a clear area for expansion.

“My role will include overseeing the creation and maintenance of the trust database, the provision of annual trust administration services and managing RTL. I can’t wait to utilise my experience to help develop these key areas, as well as the private client team and also the Roythornes presence across the East Midlands and Anglia.”

Vember Mortlock, managing director at Roythornes, added:

“We are delighted to welcome Carolyn to the private client team. Her appointment will really help evolve the practice and, in particular, develop the trust law sector as we expand the range of services that we offer to clients.

“We have a long-term approach to client relationships, investing time in getting to know our clients and their businesses over many years. This means we can anticipate and deal with complex and challenging issues that really matter - not just to the success of the businesses themselves but to the wellbeing of the families that depend on them.

“I have every faith that Carolyn will be a fantastic addition to the team and our long-term strategy for growth.”

Roythornes is a top 150 national law firm with strategically located offices in Alconbury, Nottingham, Peterborough and Spalding.

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Notes to editors:

Roythornes Solicitors is a top 150 national law firm with strategically located offices across the Midlands and East Anglia. The firm adopts a one team ethos across all offices, with trusted advice being given by its recognised experts on a national spread. It prides itself on building longstanding relationships with clients with a high emphasis on personal connectivity. The firm’s clients include major blue-chip companies, family businesses and private individuals, based nationally and internationally.

Each client benefits from the company’s partner-led, practical approach. As well as a powerful breadth and depth of legal expertise, the team brings commercial know-how and invaluable lateral thinking to each case, drawing on a diverse range of skills and contacts.

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