Timms Announce Three Key Promotions

Timms Solicitors have announced three key appointments across the firm to support its on-going growth.

Marketing manager Sharon Jeffery and Finance and Systems manager Ali Jodiyawalla have both been promoted to Senior Associate.  Wills and Probate solicitor Matt Kelly has also been promoted to Associate after completing Timms’ bespoke Pathways career development programme.

Managing partner Fiona Moffat explained: “Everyone at Timms has a personalised career development plan and we are fully committed to supporting individual’s aspirations and goals.

“These promotions are all very much deserved. The marketing, IT and finance functions are obviously crucial in the sustained growth of the firm across our high street offices in Derby, Burton, Swadlincote and Ashby and Sharon and Ali’s promotions reflect the value that we place on their work and input into the business.

“Matt has successfully completed our Pathway to Associate programme and is contributing a great deal to the expanding Wills and Probate team.

Sharon Jeffery, a CIM Marketing Professional, joined Timms in March 2014 following a career within the automotive and professional services sectors.

Responsible for creating and implementing the firms marketing and business strategy, Sharon leads a team who manage all internal and external communications, digital marketing, branding, PR and statistical analysis.

Ali Jodiyawalla joined Timms in early 2016 having graduated with a BA Hons in Accounting and spending six years at a reputable firm as Head of Finance.

In addition to managing the Finance and IT department, Ali is also the Compliance Officer for Finance and Administrator and is a member of The Institute of Legal Finance and Management (ILFM).

Responsibilities of these roles include, the preparation and implementation of business plans, forecasts, KPI’s, financial reports and compliance with the SRA’s accounts rules.

In addition to accounts and finance, Ali is responsible for the maintenance and development of the IT systems, including network, servers, hardware and applications.


Matt joined Timms in March 2016 and is based at the Swadlincote and Burton offices. He qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and has many years of experience in private client work.

Matt is committed to expanding his Wills & Probate knowledge and experience and is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Additionally, Matt is also a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).

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