National online auction house John Pye Auctions has appointed former Actons and Browne Jacobson solicitor Rosalind Keen as its new head of legal.
This is a newly created role with Rosalind joining an established legal department that’s supported by John Pye’s board of directors.
With the expectation of continued rapid growth, particularly in tendering for government related work, Rosalind has been brought on board to support the legal requirements of the whole business, which includes five separate departments. Rosalind will be essential to ensuring terms and conditions remain updated and accurate, while supporting administrations alongside its business assets division which handles national interest cases amongst various other important tasks.
Rosalind said: “Being based in Nottingham, I was of course aware of John Pye Auctions. The growth and diversity of the business posed an attractive offer and I’m enjoying taking responsibility for the direction of the legal department and suggesting new ways to add value to the business.”
After qualifying as a solicitor in 2004, Rosalind trained at a large international firm in Birmingham before working in the Nottingham offices of Actons and Browne Jacobson. During this time, she specialised in insolvency and commercial disputes.
Sheldon Miller, business development director at John Pye, said: “As well as day to day legal matters for clients, an in-house head of legal means we can swiftly resolve anything that might arise, ensuring a better outcome for all parties. Our aim is to be an agile business, and this new position enables us to be just that.”
“We’ve known Rosalind for many years through mutual contacts and attending various industry events. The whole team was delighted that she agreed to join us as the first head of legal in the businesses’ 52-year history.”
To find out more about John Pye Auctions visit www.johnpye.co.uk