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2015 – North East

December

  • Bond Dickinson has appointed Robert Phillips to join its corporate team.
  • Gordon Brown has appointed Laura Brydon as a solicitor in the wills, trusts and probate department.
  • Rachel List has joined the commercial property team at Archers Law.
  • DWF has appointed Jeremy Swift as a partner in the firm’s corporate team.
  • Square One Law has recruited conveyancing lawyer Sharon Pannu to the firm.

November

  • Watson Burton has made two appointments to its real estate team: Chris Jackson and Rebecca Joy.
  • Moji Sobowale has joined Silk Family Law in Newcastle.
  • Square One Law has appointed Camilla James as a partner in its private client team.
  • Tilly Bailey & Irvine has promoted five new associates: Theresa Carling, Annaliese Barber, Nicola Dalzell, Andrew Steel and Sara Garnett.
  • Square One Law has appointed senior associate Guy Barr to its litigation team.
  • Sintons has welcomed construction solicitor Kevin Anderson to the firm. He specialises in resolving disputes, and works widely in adjudication and mediation.

September

  • BHP Law has appointed solicitor Gemma Holmes to head the firm’s family law practice.
  • Gordon Brown has promoted Rebecca Harbron-Gray, head of wills, trusts and probate, to partner.
  • Hempsons has announced the promotion of Stephen Maratos to associate and Joanne Grey as solicitor in the family team.
  • Burnetts Solicitors has recruited two new solicitors and a paralegal into its medical negligence team Associate solicitor Mark Johnson, Hannah Fitzpatrick joins the team as a solicitor and Stephanie Long joins as a nursing paralegal.

August

  • Muckle LLP has appointed Charlotte McMurchie as head of its real estate dispute resolution team.
  • Ward Hadaway has promoted a number of new associates which include; Lucy Cleghorn, Richard Greensit, Victoria Lowrie, Rachael McCartney, Steven Roper and Gemma Wood.
  • Latimer Hinks has appointed solicitor Jonathan Sturgeon to its residential and commercial property team.

July

  • Collingwood Legal has appointed Charlotte Hornsey as a newly-qualified solicitor.
  • Ward Hadaway has promoted five new partners; Stuart Craig in its employment team, Gillian Muir in its healthcare team, Neil Smith is a member of the property team, Russell Ward works in the commercial litigation team and Fiona Wharton leads the firm’s charity and social enterprise team.
  • Muckle LLP has appointed Anthony Evans as a corporate partner.
  • Matthew Smith has joined David Gray Solicitors as a solicitor in the property department.
  • Gordon Brown law firm has appointed employment solicitor Alistair Smith to the firm.
  • Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors has promoted five of its lawyers to associate solicitor. Theresa Carling and Nicola Dalzell in its employment team, Sara Garnet in its commercial property team, and Annaliese Barber and Andrew Steel in the wills and probate team.

June

  • Bond Dickinson has promoted Kevin Bell to partner in the corporate finance.
  • Wendy Edwards has become a partner at Archers Law in the wills, probate and trust team.
  • Archers Law has welcomed Hugh Jenysn as a solicitor to lead the new build conveyancing department.
  • Jacksons has appointed John Bewick and Rebecca Dawson to the commercial property department.
  • Newly qualified Julia Caiger has joined Watson Burton’s corporate and commercial department.
  • Brodies has welcomed Derek Stillie as an associate in the sports law practice.
  • Swinburne Maddison has appointed Jen Pearson to its dispute resolution team.

May

  • BHP Law has promoted Ruth Markham to partner in the personal injury department.
  • DAC Beachcroft has promoted the following to associate; Hannah Chapelhow, Caroline Calder, Tim Dennis, Katharine Taylor and Caroline Shofield.
  • BHP Law has promoted Jo Anderson to associate in the conveyancing team.
  • EMG Solicitors has appointed Holly Hirst as a private client solicitor. Natalia Lalas has also been appointed as a family solicitor.

April

  • David Birks has been welcomed at Newtons Solicitors as a partner in the dispute resolution team. David Lucas has also been appointed as a member of the commercial team.
  • Neil Warwick has been welcomed at Square One Law as an equity partner.
  • Mincoffs has welcomed Denise Arnott, Adrienne Lawson as solicitors in the residential conveyancing team. Caroline Clayton-Ridley has also joined the team as a conveyancing executive.
  • Newtons Solicitors has welcomed David Birks as a partner in the litigation team. Mark Reeves has also joined the firm as a solicitor.
  • Blavo & Co has appointed Katherine Wortley, who is due to qualify as a solicitor later in 2015, as a caseworker in the family department. Louise Wylie has also been appointed as head of the immigration department.
  • Kate Byers has been welcomed at Irwin Mitchell as head of pension documents. Lucy Herbert has also been welcomed as an associate in the same team.
  • Nia Jones has been welcomed as a solicitor at Silk Family Law.
  • Stephen Greenwood has been appointed as a chartered legal executive in the property team at Thomson Hayton Winkley.
  • Gordon Brown has promoted Andrea Hanna to technical manager at the firm.
  • Kevin Maloney has been promoted to partner in the banking and restructuring team.
  • Adam Aston and Nicola Barnett have been promoted to associate at Muckle LLP

March

  • BHP Law has welcomed Alisa Monaghan as a solicitor in the residential conveyancing team.
  • Jacksons has appointed Emma Nesbit as head of its private client department. Rosalind Danson has also joined the team as a solicitor.
  • TLW has appointed Alistair McDonald as head of marketing and business development.
  • Muckle LLP has promoted Jason Wainwright to managing partner.
  • Lydia McCaslin has been welcomed at BHP Law as a solicitor in the wills, trusts and probate team.
  • Punch Robson has welcomed Rachael Hart and Julie Walker as solicitors in the mental health team. Sarah Bailes has also joined the family law team. Meanwhile, Julie Brown has been promoted to associate solicitor in the family team and Jonathan Gordon has qualified into the commercial department.
  • Jacksons has welcomed Angien Papprill as a solicitor in the construction and engineering department. John Bewick has also joined the commercial property team.

February

  • Keith Bishop has been welcomed at Muckle LLP as a partner in construction and engineering.
  • Victoria Armstrong has been appointed as a partner in the healthcare team at Sintons.
  • Lewis Kemp has been promoted to associate in the dispute resolution team at McClure Naismith.
  • Lucy Cook has been appointed as an associate solicitor in the commercial department at Mincoffs.

January

  • Alice Clewes has been promoted as a partner at Hay & Kilner in the wills, trusts and tax planning department. Helen Morland has also been promoted to partner in the clinical negligence team.
  • Kevin Turnbull has been welcomed as a partner in the commercial litigation department at TT Law.
  • The Endeavour Partnership has welcomed Nick Dent into the insolvency team.
  • Paul Nickalls has been appointed at Sintons as a partner and head of private client.
  • Sweeney Miller has opened a new office in Newcastle which is led by partner Surbhi Vedhara.
  • Ward Hadaway has welcomed Alan Ross as an associate in the construction and engineering team.
  • Hewitts has welcomed Helen Roberts and Tom Craven as solicitors in the commercial property team. Andrew Graham and Irenna Pietruszka have also joined as solicitors in the residential conveyancing department.

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