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Hat-trick of promotions at leading Nottingham law firm

Hat-trick of promotions at leading Nottingham law firm

Leading Nottingham law firm Nelsons has promoted three employees to senior HR advisor, senior legal accounts assistant, and team manager roles.

Lisa Pelling has been promoted to senior HR advisor, Graham Richardson to senior legal accounts executive and Kelly Bevan to team manager in debt recovery. Collectively, they have been part of Nelsons for 23 years.

Lisa has 22 years’ experience working in HR and joined Nelsons in 2009. She said:

“I was drawn to the company by the development opportunities, both personally and as a team, as well as gaining further experience of working in the legal sector. I get huge satisfaction from helping others, be that supporting an employee with their development or resolving a resourcing issue.

“Moving forwards, I am looking forward to continuing the growth of the HR team. My main priorities will be supporting employees as they return to the office and the implementation of our agile working policy.”

Meanwhile, Graham, has spent the last three years with Nelsons, following a decade of experience with other law firms as well as in the wider accounts sector. He said:

“After a short period away from an accounts role, I wanted to get back into doing what I enjoy most and be part of a forward-thinking firm with a great reputation.

“It's a great feeling when I know I have solved an issue and made someone’s day better. This promotion will enable me to continue improving my skill set and I’m looking forward to the added responsibility, as well as helping the team evolve as we emerge from the pandemic.”

Kelly has been working in debt recovery since 2002 and joined Nelsons in 2013. She said:

“I’ve always been aware of Nelsons’ brilliant reputation so, when the opportunity to work here presented itself, I jumped at the chance to join the team. The firm has been fantastic, especially during the past 18 months, it’s made me appreciate how important my co-workers are.

“I love the variety of my work and am incredibly excited for my new role. We’ve invested in a new case management system, which is going to transform the way the debt recovery team operates. It’s already showing huge potential and, when in full swing, it will really improve the service we are able to provide to our clients.”

Nelsons chief executive Stewart Vandermark said:

“Lisa, Graham and Kelly have a wealth of experience and have all shown great dedication, not only to Nelsons but to furthering their own personal development in their respective fields too. I am delighted to congratulate them all on their promotions.”

Nelsons is a top 200 law firm that also has offices in Derby and Leicester. For more information, please visit

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