Solent: Law firm Trethowans makes key HR hire

Leading Solent law firm Trethowans has made a key appointment with the hiring of Deborah Witcomb as head of HR.

Witcomb, who joins from Babcock International and has 20 years’ experience as an HR professional, brings with her a wealth of experience specialising in leadership, development and transformation.

Based at the firm’s Salisbury office, she will provide both operational and strategic direction to support the continued growth across the firm which currently employs 145 people and 25 partners.

On her appointment she said: “I am thrilled to be taking on this role at such an exciting time at Trethowans and I am really looking forward to working collaboratively with everyone and to helping deliver the firm’s strategic direction.”

Welcoming Witcomb’s appointment managing partner Simon Rhodes commented: “We are delighted to have Deborah on board. Trethowans has ambitions growth plans and we will need the right people in place to ensure we continue to deliver great personal service and quality legal advice. Deborah will be a key player in helping us realise this and taking Trethowans forward.”

With offices in Salisbury and Southampton Trethowans provides a comprehensive range of legal services for people and organisations.