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2015 – North West

December

  • Grant Anderson has joined Hill Dickinson as a partner and head of the planning team.
  • Fieldfisher has hired two new technology partners: Rob Sheldon and Sam Jardine.
  • Hill Dickinson has appointed Andrew Craggs as its new head of health.
  • Leigh Day has appointed clinical negligence specialist Stephen Jones as a partner.
  • Hill Dickinson has appointed David Hill as a legal director in the health team.
  • Addleshaw Goddard has appointed four associates in the banking team: Michael Atherton, Adam Rigg, Alissa Marsh and Kate Berry.
  • Lynette Day has joined the planning team at Hill Dickinson along with partner Grant Anderson.
  • Helen Thompson, a partner in the dispute resolution team at SAS Daniels, has become an associate member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists.
  • Shoosmiths has appointed Ben Woof as a solicitor in the asset finance team.
  • JMW Solicitors has appointed legal executive Natasha Ross to its holiday claims team.
  • Slater Heelis has announced a number of new appointments. Solicitors Jay Lafinhan and Richard Bradbury join the commercial property department whilst Janet Robinson joins the corporate team and Abigail Lowther joins the family team.
  • Napthens has appointed Diane France as a member of the rural team.
  • Christopher Bakker has joined Scott Rees & Co. as a solicitor. He specialises in road traffic accident litigation.
  • HRC Law has appointed Sherrelle Scott as a solicitor in the firm’s corporate and commercial department.
  • Hillyer McKeown has appointed Tricia Lonorgan as head of operations in the residential conveyancing team.
  • Blackhurst Budd has appointed Faye Harper as a new director and co-leads the residential conveyancing department.
  • Bromleys Solicitors has appointed James Charnock as a senior associate in its private client team.
  • Berg has appointed Anna Melia as digital campaign manager and Natalie Asprey as offline marketing manager.

November

  • DWF has appointed projects and infrastructure specialist James Lupton from Eversheds as a partner in its public sector team based in Manchester.
  • Gunnercooke has promoted Anna Beaumont as CEO.
  • Almond Solicitors has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire personal injury firm Hugh Joseph Solicitors.
  • Berg has appointed Michelle Gray, an employment specialist, as a partner.
  • Pearson Solicitors has appointed Keith Kennedy as a partner and head of the corporate commercial team.
  • The Manchester office of Irwin Mitchell has appointed Duncan Hope as a commercial litigation partner.
  • Elaine Chan has joined the Manchester office of Ward Hadaway as a partner in the firm’s commercial litigation team.
  • JMW solicitors has expanded its employment team with the appointment of Liz Cotton as a partner.
  • Pannone Corporate has expanded is construction team. Kevin Connell joins the construction team as a legal director.
  • Birchall Blackburn law has appointed solicitor Rebecca Minto to its Preston office from Cobains in Blackpool. Minto specialises in all aspects of wills, tax planning and probate.
  • Tom Smith has joined the dispute resolution department as an associate at Forbes Solicitors.
  • Samantha Ramen has joined Keoghs as director of market & public affairs.
  • DTM Legal LLP has expanded its commercial property team with the appointment of Robert Harris as a consultant and associate solicitor Sally Pilott.
  • Asons has launched a new department specialising in immigration law which will be led by new joiner, solicitor Naveed Ahmed.
  • Aaron & Partners has appointed environmental and planning lawyer Justin Neal as a senior associate.
  • Glaisyers Solicitors has launched a family department with the appointment of solicitor Kathryn Hulmes.
  • Amy Price has joined the family law team at Farleys Solicitors in Manchester.
  • Harrison Drury LLP has expanded its litigation practice with the appointment of Helen Griffin who joins as an assistant solicitor.
  • Freeths has appointed Colleen McKinney as an associate in the real estate team.
  • Napthens has appointed Roxanne Buckley as a solicitor in the employment and HR team.
  • Blackhurst Budd has welcomed solicitor Briony Haley to its commercial property team.
  • Liverpool firm Cassell Moore has appointed Lauren Killilea as a senior associate solicitor to its wills, trusts and probate team.
  • Hillyer McKeown has recruited corporate/commercial lawyer Anne Scheland as an associate.

October

  • Davis Blank Furniss has appointed Rudi Kidd as a consultant solicitor specialising in Entertainment, Media, Sports and Intellectual Property law. His new role will see him grow the firm’s work within the music, film, television, sports, fashion and IT industries on both contentions and non-contentions matters.
  • JMW solicitors has appointed commercial property partner Thomas Cressey to the firm from SAS Daniels.
  • DAC Beachcroft has appointed Paul Ellaby as a corporate partner.
  • Weightmans has re-elected John Schorah and Dan Cutts as managing partner and senior partner respectively.
  • TLT has appointed a five-strong corporate and commercial team from Millbank Edge LLP, including corporate partners Ian Roberts and Andrew Needham and commercial partner Pauline Cowie.
  • Gunnercooke has appointed Stephen Pearson as a commercial property and business partner. He has experience in commercial property and business affairs, residential conveyancing and wills, trusts and probate.
  • Linder Myers has expanded its commercial property team with the appointment of Anne Dobie as a partner.
  • Browne Jacobson has expanded its health team as Rebecca Fitzpatrick joins as a partner. She has over 20 years’ experience and expertise in general healthcare law.
  • Ruth Heap, head of Hillyer McKeown’s wills, trusts and estates department, has been promoted to partner.
  • Irwin Mitchell has employed two associates. Ian Mylrea joins the pensions team and has experience of advising companies, trustees, and insurers on pensions; whilst Patricia Banno-Thornton joins the real estate team. She has experience in non-contentious real estate matters.
  • Mills & Reeve has promoted Fay Clifford to principal associate in the corporate and commercial team, and Anna Moore to principal associate in the private client team. Also, Emma Harrison in the insurance disputes team and Jessica Mistry in the employment team are promoted to senior associate.
  • TLT has made a number of appointments, the first being Matthew Forrest who joins as a legal director and specialises in real estate litigation. Elizabeth Delaney also joins as a legal director from DWF. Helen Daley joins as an associate in the projects, infrastructure & construction team, also joining as associates are Kelly Harvey and Hannah Wightman.
  • Browne Jacobson has expanded its health team. Claire Batchelor joins as a consultant. She has more than 27 years’ experience advising clients on complex high-value clinical negligence litigious matters.
  • Gateley plc has appointed associate solicitor Susan Ehlinger to its planning team. She has specialised in planning law for more than six years.
  • Napthens has appointed debt recovery executive Lucy Bailey to the firm.
  • Scott Rees & Co. has appointed three new solicitors: Julie Alman is a personal injury lawyer; Steven Morse is a personal injury solicitor; and Tekena Bobmanuel is also a personal injury solicitor.
  • McHale & Co has appointed Roberto Lavorini as head of its private crime and regulatory department.

September

  • Chafes have appointed Daniel Woodcock as an associate and head of commercial property.
  • Mills & Reeve has appointed Sarah Hodgson in the commercial team.
  • JMW solicitors have appointed Peter Speights as solicitor and Chris Love as partner in the corporate recovery team. The firm has also appointed Raury Mason as an associate, and head of debt recovery.
  • SAS Daniels has appointed Alan Newall as commercial property solicitor.
  • Asons has welcomed Scott Nolan as its new internal auditor.
  • Napthens Solicitors has appointed Zelda Gornall as solicitor to its residential property team. They have also promoted Louise Myers to senior associate and Charlotte Nuttall to associate in the employment team.
  • Jackson Canter has promoted Jackie Mason to head of immigration.
  • Lyons Davidson has promoted Sandip Sidhu to associate.
  • Roberts Jackson has appointed Tina Rees and Shalina Bhatia as trainee solicitors.
  • Linder Myers has appointed Anita Saini-Golding as head of marketing.
  • DLA Piper has appointed David Moss and Paul Giles as partners in the firm’s global infrastructure, construction & transport team.
  • Baines Wilson has promoted Martin Stafford to partner in its dispute resolution and litigation department.
  • Horwich Farrelly Solicitors has appointed partner Jason Spencer.
  • Myerson Solicitors has announced the appointment of partner Andrew Chapman to its commercial property department.
  • Kuits has appointed partner Peter Allen to its corporate and commercial team.
  • DLA Piper has appointed Nigel Proctor as a consultant in the firm’s global infrastructure, construction & transport team.
  • Alex Reid has joined the family team at Forbes solicitors.
  • Davitt Jones Bould has appointed Emma Gormley as an associate director in its commercial property team.
  • Baines Wilson has promoted Tom Scaifeto associate in its employment and training department.
  • Blackstone Solicitors has welcomed solicitor Geraldine Stephens to the firm.
  • Russell & Russell has welcomed solicitor Pippa Tudor to its family team.
  • Hillyer McKeown has appointed solicitor David Formby to its residential property team and
    Jennie Matthews as an associate in its construction team
  • Hampson Hughes has appointed David Owen as head of costs. The firm has also appointed Shirley Shacklady as head of its new financial mis-selling department.
  • Just Costs Solicitors has welcomed Tony Stephenson to the development team.
  • Asons has appointed Katy Evans as its new head of human resources. The firm has also welcomed Rami Boghdadly as head of marketing.

August

  • Hill Dickinson has appointed Paul Walsh as a partner in its commercial litigation team.
  • JMW solicitors has appointed partner Mike Rainford to its business crime and regulation team.
  • Brabners LLP has promoted three new partners. Adrian Rogers in corporate, Richard Hough in the commercial and intellectual property team, Leanne Murray in real estate has also been appointed as head of residential development.
  • Slater Heelis has appointed Ken Salmon as consultant in the construction team. Also joining the firm as associate is Natalie Scott.
  • Napthens has appointed Andrew Holden as senior associate solicitor in the litigation and dispute resolution team. Kelly Mather also joins as solicitor.
  • Bermans has appointed Chris McDonough as solicitor in the commercial department.
  • Farleys Solicitors has welcomed Nicole Bridgman as a newly qualified solicitor.
  • Brabners LLP has promoted six new senior associates: Iain Grimble, Kevin Manley, Jack Froggatt, Phil Steele, Simon Morris, Sue Mackintosh. Meanwhile, the firm has promoted four new associates: Catherine Fearon, Gary Duffy, Graeme Hughes and Michael Winder.
  • SLC Solicitors has appointed solicitor Analise Dougan as head of property.
  • Excello Law has appointed commercial property lawyer Madelene Schofield-Whittingham and Dawn Joughin who is a private client lawyer.
  • SLC Solicitors has appointed recently-qualified solicitor Zainab Khatoon.

July

  • Hill Dickinson has promoted Jonathan Gillow and David Mkhitarian to partners in the corporate team. Meanwhile, the Liverpool office of Hill Dickinson has promoted Luke Green in employment and Philip Sheard in commercial litigation to partners.
  • Browne Jacobson has appointed Kerren Daly as a partner and head of the employment team.
  • Brabners LLP has appointed Matthew Yates as a partner in employment.
  • Gunner Cooke has appointed Tom Seabrook as a partner in commercial litigation.
  • Knights LLP has appointed Simon Bloch as a partner in the employment team.
  • Hillyer McKeown has promoted Paul Marsh to its senior management team as an equity partner.
  • Hill Dickinson has expanded its health team with the appointment of consultant Georgina Rowley.
  • Birchall Blackburn has promoted Chris Bolton to associate specialising in personal injury.
  • Gorvins Solicitors has promoted Michael Smoult to senior associate in the firm’s wills, trust and probate team. Emma Sockett has become a paralegal in the firm’s commercial property team and Ben Hardman has joined the marketing department to manage the firm’s online and social media activities. Associate solicitor, Linzi Perriman has also joined the firm’s family law team.
  • Farleys Solicitors has appointed newly-qualified solicitor Katy Parkinson to its family law team.
  • Baines Wilson has welcomed associate solicitor Kate Parker to the firm’s corporate and commercial team.
  • Weightmans has expanded its family team with the appointment of partner Fiona Turner.
  • Napthens has appointed partner Richard Robinson as head of the corporate team.
  • Gateley has announced a number of promotions; in the corporate recovery team, Aneesh Prasad and Danielle Haston have been promoted to senior associate and Gavin Clarke has been promoted to legal director. Meanwhile, Anjali Chadda, a commercial dispute resolution specialist, and Robert Lye, a CTM lawyer, have been promoted to legal director.
  • Deborah Wise has joined the private client department at Oliver & Co.
  • Russell & Russell has appointed licensed conveyancer Amanda Nelson to its residential conveyancing department.
  • Scott Rees & Co. has appointed two new solicitors. Daniel King joins the road traffic accident department and Charlotte Ledson is a personal injury solicitor and joins the employers’ liability and public liability team.
  • Napthens has appointed Victoria Atkinson as digital and marketing assistant.

June

  • Hill Dickinson has appointed James Purves as a partner in the commercial property department.
  • Mills & Reeve has promoted Ben Hardman to partner in the insurance disputes team.
  • TLT has promoted James Chadwick as a partner in the financial services department and David Gardner as a partner in the technology and IP department.
  • Irwin Mitchell has welcomed Andrew Ashley Taylor as a pensions partner.
  • Oliver McCann has been appointed as head of the East Lancashire office at Napthens.
  • Kirsty Tinsley-Fenney has been appointed as a commercial property partner at FDR Law.
  • Emma McGlinchey has been welcomed at Knights Professional Services Limited as a property development partner.
  • Freshfields has appointed Anup Kollanethu as director for its combined legal and business services centre.
  • DWF has appointed Chris Henshaw as a director in the real estate practice.
  • Nicola Beneduce has been appointed as a solicitor in the commercial property department at Harrison Drury LLP. Isabel Macias Rial has also been appointed as a solicitor.
  • Alex Hodgson has been appointed as a finance director at Keoghs.
  • Georgia Briscoe has been promoted to head of the medical negligence team at Fletchers Solicitors.
  • Jefferies Solicitors has made a number of new appointments to its compensation team. They are; litigation executives Jenny Fenton, Rebecca Shippam, solicitor Sonia Alexiou and Lisa Kelsall, David Woolmer, Adela Royle and Kane Smith.
  • Linder Myers has appointed Charlotte Ashworth as a solicitor in the trusts and estates team. Helen Saunders has also been appointed as an assistant residential conveyancing solicitor.
  • Fieldings Porter has promoted William Birtwell, Laura Leech, Nazia Nawaz and Stephen Topping to associates.
  • Kippax Beaumont Lewis has appointed Gillian Hindle as a solicitor in the commercial property team.
  • Clyde & Co has welcomed Liam Buckley and Stelios Coutsavlis as partners.
  • Hill Dickinson has appointed Paul Walsh as a partner in the commercial litigation team.
  • JMW Solicitors has appointed Derek Millard-Smith as a partner in the business crime and regulation team. Mike Blood has also been welcomed as a partner and head of corporate.
  • Trowers & Hamlins has welcomed Richard St John Williams as a partner in the housing and regeneration team.
  • BLM has welcomed Anthony French as a partner.
  • Forbes Solicitors has appointed Craig Liversidge as a partner in the Crown Court department.
  • Taylors Solicitors has appointed Peter Byrne as an employment partner.
  • Napthens has welcomed Anthony Fox as a member of the employment and HR team.
  • Napthens has launched a HR service which will be known as HR3 OnSite and has welcomed two HR professionals, Nicola Mason and Katie Waddington who will be consultants.
  • Lynne Cook has been appointed at FDR Law as an associate solicitor in the commercial department.
  • Eve Austin has been welcomed as a solicitor in the wills and probate team at Birchall Blackburn.
  • Jeanette Aspinall has been welcomed as an associate and head of the medical negligence team at Scott Rees & Co.

May

  • Shoosmiths has promoted Andrea James to partner in the discipline & healthcare regulatory team.
  • Eversheds has promoted Richard Jones and Michelle Naylor to partner.
  • JMW has promoted the following to associate; Eleanor Aguirre and Holly Tootill in family, Scott Ritchie in private client, Michelle Arathoon in personal injury, Sam Healey in business crime and regulation and Julian Rogozinski in commercial property.
  • Napthens has announced a new executive team, including the external appointment of David Cole as non-executive chairman.
  • Squire Patton Boggs has appointed Paula Cole as a partner in its labour and employment team.
  • DLA Piper has promoted Joseph Frew to partner in the finance & projects team.
  • JMW Solicitors has appointed Warren Martin as a partner in the commercial property team. Andrew Garvie has also been promoted to equity partner and Thomas Pearson and Gordon Cartwright to fixed shared equity partner.
  • Brabners LLP has appointed Mark Whiteside to the corporate team and Claire Petricca-Riding to the planning and environment law team.
  • Chris Fairhurst and Carl Johnson have been promoted to partner at Stephensons.
  • Primas Law has announced the opening of a new Manchester office and the recruitment of partner Simon Baxter to lead the real estate team.
  • Cheryl Rowbotham has been promoted to associate in the healthcare regulatory team at DAC Beachcroft. James Pike has also been promoted to associate in the employment & pensions team.
  • Sarah Lown and Gemma Pendlebury have been promoted to legal directors at Eversheds.
  • Shoosmiths has promoted the following as senior associates; Danielle Ingham and Richard Marshall in commercial, Ruth Evans in corporate and Will Sanderson in real estate.
  • Jennifer Ross has been appointed as a legal executive in the residential conveyancing team at Napthens.
  • Blackhurst Budd has welcomed Ed White as a solicitor in the conveyancing team.
  • JB Leitch has welcomed Robert Denman as head of real estate.

April

  • James Kerrigan has been appointed as head of the corporate practice at DLA Piper. He takes over from Jonathan Watkins who has been elected to the board.
  • DAC Beachcroft has promoted Nick Beko in real estate and Harald Loeffler in commercial dispute resolution as partners.
  • Sam Airey and Patricia Grinyer have been appointed as partners at Weightmans.
  • Pannone Corporate has launched a regulatory and compliance practice with the appointment of partner Tristan Meears-White to lead the department.
  • Martin March has been appointed as a banking & restructuring partner at TLT.
  • Stephen Lewis has been welcomed at Freeths as a partner in the real estate team.
  • Napthens has promoted Sarah Barnes to partner in the residential property team.
  • Farleys Solicitors has appointed Ian Brunt as an equity partner in the family law team.
  • Butcher & Barlow has appointed Alex Sandland as a partner.
  • BLM has appointed the following to associate; Jemma Curran, Claire Fitzgerald, Jennifer Forster, Mark Hanson, Gemma Harris, Dean Holmes, Katherine Lees, Kirsty Macdonald, Angela Moseley, Rebecca Pentecost, Sarah Quire, David Rainey, Natassia Sharratt, Catherine Smith, Angela Smith, Gonda Van Laar and Nigel Wood.
  • Linder Myers has welcomed Samantha Smith as a clinical negligence solicitor. Megan Christie has also been welcomed as a solicitor in the Court of Protection department.
  • Jonie Little has been appointed as a solicitor in the commercial property team at Napthens.
  • Addleshaw Goddard has promoted the following to partner; Catherine Fearnhead in real estate, Andy Green in corporate, Phil McGough in commercial, Mike Potter in TST and Colette Withey in real estate.
  • Pinsent Masons has promoted corporate lawyer Andrew Phillips to partner in the corporate department.
  • Paul Bennett, professional practices and employment partner at Aaron & Partners, has been appointed as augural chair of the Law Society’s Small Firms Committee.
  • BLM has re-elected Mike Brown as its senior partner for a further three years.
  • Jade Chan has been appointed as a corporate tax lawyer at Hill Dickinson.
  • Your Legal Friend has appointed Tracey Graham as director of industrial disease.
  • Neil Crossley has been welcomed at Hilary Meredith Solicitors as a clinical negligence solicitor.
  • Brabners LLP has appointed Hannah Carter, Karen Beddow and Heather Morris to its property solutions team.
  • Judy Bell has been welcomed at Bromleys Solicitors as a solicitor in the family department. Rachael Barrett has also joined as a member of the court of protection team.
  • Anna Wilson has been promoted to head of costs at Asons. Rob Collington has also been promoted to head of finance.
  • Laura Heywood has been appointed as a solicitor in the criminal law team at Vincents Solicitors.
  • Jessica Greenhalgh has qualified as a solicitor with Davis Blank Furniss.
  • Canter Levin & Berg has welcomed Eve McGowan as an associate solicitor in the family law team. Rachel Hepple has also joined as a fee earner.
  • Deborah Parkinson has been appointed at Fieldings Porter as head of the personal injury team.
  • Angela Moores has been welcomed at Harold Stock & Co as head of family law.
  • Trowers & Hamlins has promoted Matthew Holbrook to partner in the real estate department.
  • Helen Ashton has been appointed at Leigh Day as a partner and head of its asbestos litigation team.
  • Hugh Jones Solicitors has promoted Elizabeth Hughes and Carol McBride to director.
  • Dermot Preston has been appointed as a partner in the insolvency and corporate restructuring team at Pannone Corporate.
  • Caroline Rooks and John Petrie have both been promoted to partner in the conveyancing department at McCarthy Bennett Holland.
  • Mills & Reeve has launched a technology team in the Manchester office which will be led by associate, Paul Knight.
  • James Robbins, solicitor at Harrison Drury LLP, has gained insolvency practitioner status after passing the Joint Insolvency Examination Board exams.
  • David Evans has been appointed as a solicitor in the injury team at Stephensons.
  • McHale & Co has appointed Malcolm Horner and Adam Horner to the bodily injury department.
  • Hugh Jones Solicitors appointed Fiona Ludkin, Tom Young and Sam Firth to the private client and Court of Protection teams.
  • Blackstone Solicitors has promoted Sarah Townsend to associate in the commercial litigation department.
  • Charlotte Turner has qualified into the litigation team at Blackstone Solicitors.
  • McCarthy Bennett Holland has welcomed Gillian Lavelle to lead the family practice.
  • Napthens has announced that Victoria Taylor is moving to the firm’s Blackburn office to join the wills and estate planning team.
  • Pamela Thorniley has been welcomed at Maxwell Hodge to lead the family law team. Elizabeth Foggin has also joined the firm’s lifetime planning department as a solicitor.
  • Silks Solicitors has welcomed Emma Jones as a solicitor in the residential conveyancing department. Emma Truslove has also joined the commercial team.
  • Mark Tempest has been welcomed at Fletchers solicitors to lead the high value medical injury unit.
  • Rebecca Fan has been appointed as head of the commercial property department at Paul Crowley & Co.
  • Maxwell Hodge has welcomed Sarah Healey as a paralegal in the clinical negligence department.

March

  • David Carmichael has been appointed at Fieldfisher as a partner in the employment team.
  • Slater Heelis has promoted Sarah Calderwood to partner in the employment team.
  • Russell & Russell has promoted Michelle Moss to partner in the family law department.
  • Jennifer Roulston has been appointed to take over as head of the family department at FDR Law.
  • Shoosmiths has appointed four senior associates. These are; Ruth Clare, Garry King and Alison Howarth in real estate and Sam Grange in planning.
  • Amanda Dunford has been appointed as a litigation executive at Simpson Millar in the holiday and family law team.
  • Patricia Prescott has been appointed at Forbes solicitors as head of the wills, probate, tax and trusts department.
  • Asons has promoted Rob Collington to head of finance from head of costs.
  • Jackson Canter, a QualitySolicitors firm, has welcomed Brian Cullen as new chief operating officer.
  • Fieldings Porter has welcomed Stephen Topping as a solicitor in the civil commercial litigation team.
  • PwCLegal has welcomed Victoria Zivkovic as a senior manager focusing on corporate work, M&A and private equity deals.
  • Stuart Duncan has been appointed at Russell & Russell as a member of the residential conveyancing team.
  • Dewi Paddock and James Cullen have been appointed to the commercial property team at Hillyer McKeown. David Jones has also joined as a solicitor in the employment team.
  • KBL Solicitors has welcomed Claire Higham as a paralegal in the family law department.
  • Shoosmiths has welcomed Janet Dalton as head of the financial services team.
  • Squire Patton Boggs has promoted Jonathan Brooke as a partner in the real estate team and Bryn Doyle as a partner in the labour and employment team.
  • Vincents Solicitors has appointed Carlos Lopez as director of the clinical negligence team.
  • Simon Kelly has been appointed at DAC Beachcroft as an associate in the planning department.
  • Laura Hallett Lea has been appointed at Harrison Drury LLP as a solicitor in the property litigation team.
  • Browne Jacobson has promoted Katie Scott as an associate in the commercial dispute resolution team.
  • Russell & Russell has welcomed Jane Welch as a senior solicitor in family law.
  • Excello Law has welcomed corporate lawyer Julie Mogan.
  • Vincents Solicitors has appointed Neil Jones as a member of the commercial law team.

February

  • Jason Bleasdale has been welcomed as a partner in the personal injury team at Clyde & Co.
  • Trowers & Hamlins has welcomed partner David Vayro as head of its North West projects and construction team.
  • Lindsay Felstead has been appointed at Clarke Willmott as a partner in the social housing team.
  • Poole Alcock has announced a strategic conveyancing partnership with Fitzalan Partners.
  • Mark Farrell has been appointed as operations director at Hilary Meredith Solicitors.
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner’s integrated client service model initiative (ICSM) has appointed Richard Sawtell as head of the centre in Manchester.
  • Sarah Lennox has been appointed as an associate in the real estate team at Watson Burton. Mark Egner has also been appointed as a solicitor in the commercial litigation team.
  • Clarke Willmott has appointed Matthew Wilson as an associate in the social housing team.
  • Rachel Hoyland has been welcomed as a senior associate in the shipping team at Hill Dickinson.
  • Trowers & Hamlins has retained Robert Cale as a solicitor in banking and finance after qualifying in March 2015.
  • Michelle Bannister has been promoted as an associate at Just Costs Solicitors. Alex Bagnall has also been welcomed as an associate and costs advocate.
  • Watson Burton has welcomed Sarah Willshire as a commercial property associate.
  • JMW solicitors has welcomed Dr Ronnie Tan as a solicitor in the medical negligence team.
  • Joan Kennedy has been welcomed at Birchall Blackburn as a newly-qualified solicitor in the industrial disease team.
  • Napthens has welcomed Cameron Bishop as a solicitor in the residential conveyancing team. Phil Brown has also been welcomed as a solicitor in the corporate team.
  • Fletchers Solicitors has launched a marketing network, the Medical Law Network, for medical negligence law firms. Others members of the network include Pryers Solicitors. Alex Kenny is head of marketing for the network.
  • Maxwell Hodge has appointed eight new department managers. They are: Andrea Ashton as head of the lifetime planning department, Alison Love as head of residential conveyancing, David Wooding as head of personal injury and occupational disease, Tim Moulton as head of clinical negligence, Andrew Newton as head of family law, John Gorman as head of company and commercial property and Kristina Stoddern as head of civil litigation/commercial litigation and debt recovery.
  • Dental Law Partnership has promoted five new associate solicitors. These are; Kate Chadwick, Daniel Kinnear, Emma Owen, Heather Owen and Jonathan Owen.

January

  • Mark Hammerton has been appointed as a partner in the national employment team at Clyde & Co.
  • Andrew Gregory, partner at DWF, has been accredited as a member of the European Association of Certified Turnaround Professionals (EACTP).
  • Linder Myers has welcomed John Flint as a partner in the commercial litigation team.
  • Stirling Law has been closed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
  • Kathryn Turner, associate partner at Express Solicitors, has been awarded clinical negligence specialist accreditation status by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
  • Dianne Mooney has been appointed as a partner at Butcher & Barlow.
  • Riverview Law has announced that is going to open an office in Manchester.
  • O’Connors has welcomed Mike Ainsworth as a commercial partner.
  • Stuart Kempson and Andrew Glynn-Williams have been appointed to the marine practice at Weightmans.
  • Philip Parker has been welcomed at Hill Dickinson as a senior associate in the property litigation team.
  • DTM Legal LLP has welcomed Michael Wright a property associate.
  • Russell & Russell has welcomed Leanne Hurst and Kevin Liston to the crime department.
  • Burnetts solicitors has appointed Suzanne Hutton as a solicitor in the family team.
  • Joanne Roberts has been appointed at Hibberts LLP as a solicitor in the conveyancing team.
  • Gerald McHugh has been appointed as a partner in claimant personal injury at Express Solicitors. Ian Hazeldine has also been appointed as a partner in the finance department
  • Morecrofts has appointed practice manager Julie Johnson as business operations partner.
  • John Myles has been appointed as a partner in the large loss department at Forbes Solicitors. Kella Bowers has also been promoted as a partner in the same department.
  • Duncan McAllister has been welcomed as a partner in commercial litigation at DTM Legal LLP.
  • Hillyer McKeown has converted to ABS status and has appointed Richard Burnett as a partner.
  • Mills & Reeve has welcomed Jessica Hogg as a solicitor in the real estate team.
  • Hannah Aziz has been welcomed at Pannone Corporate as solicitor in the litigation and dispute resolution team.
  • Harrison Drury LLP has opened a fifth office following a merger with DLH Solicitors in Clitheroe. The founder and managing partner of DLH, Dominic Hester, joins Harrison Drury as a consultant.
  • Tom Evans has been promoted as an employment associate at DTM Legal LLP.
  • Linder Myers has welcomed Laura Hallett Lea as a solicitor in commercial litigation. Eve Carter has also been welcomed as a solicitor in the trusts and estate team.
  • Turner Parkinson has welcomed Peter Barnard as an associate in the dispute resolution team.
  • Hannah Craig has been appointed as a solicitor in commercial property at Harrison Drury LLP.
  • Gregory Abrams Davidson has been joined by Stephen D Brine Solicitors. Stephen Brine joins as a residential conveyancing consultant. Garry Abrams has also been welcomed as a property auctions lawyer.
  • Richard Linton has been welcomed at DTM Legal LLP as a commercial litigation solicitor. Diane Sethi and newly-qualified Madeline Fahey have also been welcomed in the commercial property team.
  • Glyn Dale-Jones has been welcomed at Excello Law as a company and commercial lawyer. Heather Summers, Tom Sutcliffe and Peter McHugh have also been welcomed.

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