New associate solicitor promoted after ‘outstanding contribution’

Bell & Buxton Solicitors have announced Dax Keeling has been promoted to associate solicitor in recognition of having made an ‘outstanding contribution’ to the firm.

The new role for the regular unLTD columnist is recognition by the partners of Bell & Buxton and the promotion has been made in the litigation department, dealing with commercial litigation and dispute resolution.

Alex Ross, managing partner at Bell & Buxton, said: “It is always a pleasure to appoint new associates.

“It is a great achievement and testament to Dax’s individual sustained and outstanding contribution to the firm.”

Bell & Buxton’s key focus is to resolve client disputes as quickly and as commercially as possible. They are recommended in The Legal 500 for their expertise in this field.


BHP bolsters its VAT offering with new director

Leading independent accountancy firm BHP has further strengthened its tax team with the appointment of Carla Horsfall.

Carla, who joins BHP from Hart Shaw, said: “The VAT team at BHP really appealed to me and I was keen to focus purely on VAT.

“I already feel so welcomed by the team and the firm has a real family feel to it which was important to me.”

Joint managing partner, Lisa Leighton, said: “We pride ourselves on the depth of knowledge of our VAT team and our ability to offer complex specialist VAT advice.

“Developing our fantastic talent pool and supplementing it with experts like Carla is a key part of our strategy going forward.”


‘Exciting new brand’ Raffina welcomes assistant manager

Raffina Caffè Bar and Ristorante has appointed Tom O’Connor as assistant manager.

Previously wowing customers at The Summer House in Dore, Tom is bringing his extensive knowledge and know-how of everything from traditional Italian wines to innovative modern cocktails. Tom will further bolster the Raffina team at the Ecclesall Road location which opened earlier this year.

Tom explained: “Raffina is an exciting brand with an incredibly passionate team, and I’m looking forward to showcasing great food and drinks to the people of Sheffield.”

The new hire coincides with the launch of a brand-new evening and Sunday lunch menu, which includes innovative dishes including Linguine Salentina and Tofu Tempura alongside fan favourites such as Chicken Milanese and Mushroom and Truffle Risotto.