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2015 – South East

December

  • Gadsby Wicks has welcomed Tony Mitty as a partner in its litigation team. Mitty is a personal injury claims specialist.
  • Blake Morgan has appointed Sarah Bricknell to the newly-created role of legal director in its health and social care team.
  • BP Collins has welcomed three new associates: Sarah Harding is a family lawyer; Harriet King is a member of the corporate and commercial team; and Paul Lawton advises on employment law matters.
  • Elin Dukes has joined the private client team at Bennett Griffin.
  • Furley Page has appointed newly-qualified solicitor Eleanor McCabe to its private trusts and estates team.
  • Buss Murton has welcomed Peter Daniels as a senior associate solicitor in the firm’s property team.
  • Judge & Priestley has welcomed probate executive Rachel Gregory to its private client team.
  • Paul Johnson has re-joined Goody Burrett as a member of the commercial property team.
  • Holmes & Hills has appointed Richard Hildrow as a member of the private client team.
  • Warners Solicitors has announced that Philip Raggett has returned to the firm as a partner in its private client team. Raggett specialises in tax planning, wills and trust work.
  • Horwich Farrelly Solicitors has recruited seven partners from the Parabis Group, including Rod Evans who will lead the firm’s Southampton office.
  • Blandy & Blandy has welcomed corporate lawyer Jonathan Williamson as a partner.
  • Furley Page has promoted family lawyer Naomi Hayward to associate.
  • Owen White has appointed Harpal Jutley as a member of the franchise team.
  • Thompson Smith & Puxon has appointed Kerry Addison as an associate solicitor in the commercial property and agriculture team.

November

  • DMH Stallard has announced the appointment of employment partner, Greg Burgess.
  • Reading firm Blandy & Blandy has appointed Joanne Frears as a partner in its corporate and commercial team.
  • BP Collins’ senior associate, Sarah McLoughlin, is now authorised to authenticate and certificate signatures and documents for use abroad after successfully qualifying as a notary.
  • Essex firm Birkett Long has welcomed two newly-qualified solicitors: John Fawcett and Stephanie Newman on the completion of their training contracts.
  • Goody Burrett has announced that solicitor Susan Devereaux has joined its family team.
  • Furley Page has appointed solicitor Elsie Lyford to its corporate team.
  • Coffin Mew has announced the appointment of real estate specialist Marion Wilcock as a consultant and Conor Geoghegan as a senior associate to its South Coast commercial property practice.
  • Nicolas Groffman, who has extensive experience in China and with global companies, has joined Harrison Clark Rickerbys as a partner and head of international.
  • Essex firm Thompson Smith & Puxon has appointed solicitor Mark Rowlands to its commercial property team.

October

  • Three trainees have qualified as solicitors at BP Collins to become associates at the firm. Rebecca Mitchell and Rajiv Malhotra specialise in litigation and dispute resolution; whilst Thomas Bird has joined the private client team. He will be focusing on wills, trusts and probate issues.

September

  • Clarkslegal LLP has appointed Monica Atwal as managing partner.
  • Mundays LLP has promoted Oliver Jackson and Rachel Lemon to partner.
  • Palmers Solicitors has promoted Adam Davis to partner in the construction and engineering law team.
  • Paris Smith LLP has promoted Clare Lee to partner in its commercial property team.
  • Pinney Talfourd LLP has appointed Lexi Jacobs and Sofia Khan to its residential property team.
  • Nusrat Qureishi has joined Woolley Bevis Diplock as a solicitor in the company and commercial team.
  • Penningtons Manches has welcomed Stephanie Code in the clinical negligence team.
  • Gullands has appointed health and safety and dispute resolution associate solicitor Andrew Clarke.
  • Palmers Solicitors has made a number of promotions to associate; Surjit Verdi in family, Nicola Tubbs in licensed conveyancing and Jonathan Saunders in wills, probate and trusts.
  • Cooper Burnett has appointed Victoria Ansell and Richard Theobald as partners.
  • Eric Robinson Solicitors has promoted three new partners. Beverley Pym, Vicki Rawlins in the family department and Thomas Hunt in employment.
  • Barlow Robbins has appointed Kate Norgettas a corporate and commercial partner.
  • Clarke & Son has promoted Emma Morris to associate.
  • Birkett Long has promoted three new associates; Ben Parmenter in the wills, trust and probate team, Lisa Collins in the family team and Emily Brown in the employment team.
  • Knights Solicitors has appointed Joshua Quinn as associate partner.
  • Verisona Law has appointed Neil Stewart as an insolvency litigation specialist.
  • Birkett Long has made five promotions; Sue Catterwell as executive secretary, Suzanne Revett as executive receptionist, Gillian Dullieu as financial services executive, Sarah Watson as marketing executive and Trudy Hooper as business operations manager.

August

  • Clarke Willmott has appointed partner Caroline Wort to its property litigation team. The firm has also promoted Paul Hinett to partner in the commercial property team.
  • Thomson Snell & Passmore has appointed Nicola Plant as a partner in its private client team. It has also made two partner promotions; Doug Skilton and Julie Gabay in the dispute resolution team.
  • Coffin Mew LLP has appointed Mark O’Halloran as head of its commercial services team.
  • Downs Solicitors has promoted Chris Millar to senior partner. Richard Cunningham has also been promoted to partner in the residential conveyancing team.
  • Debenhams Ottaway has appointed Denis Keegan as a partner.
  • McMillan Williams has appointed Helen Clifford as a partner and head of personal injury.
  • Clarke Willmott has appointed solicitor Mark Riley to its private capital team.
  • Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP has appointed the following associates; Ashlee Campbell, Rachel Earnshaw, Gayle Fordham, Andrea Godfrey, Marion Knocker, Emily Waterhouse, Stuart Williams and Julia Williamson.
  • Trethowans has appointed Mihiri Gajraj as an associate in the private client team.
  • Karl Wingfield has been appointed as joint head of the private client department at Thomson Snell & Passmore. The firm has also retained four trainees as assistant solicitors: George Boddy Faye Cook, Nicole Kalli and Fiona Midgely and promoted Chris Kirby Turner senior associate in the dispute resolution team, Jonathan Herbert, in the personal injury team as legal executive senior associate. Richard Hearne has been promoted to associate in the private client practice and Krishen Patel has been promoted to associate in the corporate and commercial team.
  • Furley Page has appointed solicitor Laura Sinclair to its family team.
  • Goody Burrett has appointed Zeenat Pasha as a solicitor in the wills, trust and probate team. Hayley Songhurst has also joined Goody Burrett as a solicitor.
  • Downs Solicitors has appointed Emily Kidd as a solicitor in the employment team.
  • Buss Murton Law has welcomed solicitor Kathryn Sun to the firm’s residential conveyancing team.
  • Attwaters Jameson Hill has welcomed medical negligence solicitor Nadia Qadri tithe firm.
  • Lawson Lewis Blakers has appointed solicitor Ian Morgan as head of the firm’s wills and private client department.
  • Clifton Ingram LLP has appointed solicitor Ami Bhatt to its corporate services department.
  • Thomson Snell & Passmore has appointed Roland Millar as finance director. Meanwhile, the firm has appointed Victoria Heming as human resources director.

July

  • Ed Fowler, a real estate specialist who advises on the property aspects of corporate transactions, has become a partner at Cripps LLP.
  • Blandy & Blandy has promoted John Dingle as a partner in the commercial property team and Claire Dyer as a partner in the family team.
  • Coffin Mew LLP has announced that partner Sue Bowler has been appointed to the Court of Protection‘s panel of deputies.
  • Nockolds LLP has promoted Andrew Fernandes as a partner in the commercial property team.
  • Brachers Solicitors has acquired Maidstone-based solicitors Watson Nevill.
  • Furley Page has announced that Nicola August, partner and head of the elderly and vulnerable client team, has been re-appointed to the panel of deputies by the Court of Protection for a ten year term.
  • Holmes & Hills Solicitors has promoted Sam Bawden in the civil litigation team and Carol Toulson in the family team as partners.
  • Gardner Leader has appointed Niamh Minihane as an associate in the inheritance protection team.
  • Debenhams Ottaway has expanded its family team with the appointment of senior lawyer Belinda Strange.
  • Bennett Griffin has appointed Gemma Lawrence as a member of the commercial property department.
  • Carol Robinson, who specialises in divorce and family matters, has joined the family department at Goody Burrett.
  • Birkett Long has recruited a new partner, Justin Stock, to its real estate team.
  • Moore Blatch has recruited Luc Algar as a partner in its commercial property team.
  • Palmers has appointed Raj Bhatta as an associate in the residential property department.
  • Martin Searle Solicitors has appointed Laura Foster as an employment law solicitor.
  • Thompson Smith & Puxon has welcomed solicitor Caroline Nicholls to its corporate and commercial team.

June

  • Stevens & Bolton has appointed the following to partners; Gary Parnell in the commercial department, Stephen Rockhill in the construction department and Lloyd Davey in the employment, immigration and pensions practice.
  • Kelly Greig has been welcomed as a partner in the private client department at Clarke Willmott.
  • BP Collins has promoted Alison Taylor as a partner in the commercial property department.
  • Matthew Newman has been promoted to partner in the corporate and finance department at Thomas Eggar. Paula James has also been promoted to partner in the private client department.
  • Jeremy Ferris has been promoted to partner in the property disputes and contested wills and trusts team at Furley Page.
  • Duncan Lewis has opened a new office in Croydon. The office will be staffed by director Kathy Walker, housing director Dianne Cowie & litigation directors Anthony Okumah, Julie Leslie, Sobashni De Silva and David Head.
  • Coffin Mew LLP has opened a new office in Brighton. The office is led by partner Nick Leavey. Amy Richardson has joined the office as an employment associate and Elizabeth Gibbons joins as office manager.
  • Jonathan Smithers has been appointed as a senior partner at Cooper Burnett.
  • Simon Braun and Angela Byrne have been promoted to partners in the dispute resolution team at Miller Rosenfalck.
  • Stevens & Bolton has promoted the following to senior associate; Matthew Carman in tax and trusts, Elaine O’Hare in IP, Jackie Penlington in immigration and Catherine Penny in employment.
  • Ashley Barnes has been appointed as a senior associate in the commercial property department at Clifton Ingram LLP.
  • Rebecca Tinham has joined Keystone Law as a commercial litigator.
  • Clarke & Son has appointed Simon Pook as head of the residential property department.
  • Blandy & Blandy has promoted the following to associate; Charity and commercial law solicitor Rosie Brass and family solicitors Jessica Reid and Siobhan Baillie.
  • Katherine Wagg has been appointed as an assistant solicitor in the dispute resolution team at Eric Robinson Solicitors on the completion of her training contract. Emma Dinsdale has also been welcomed to the team as a legal executive.
  • Lisa Downs has been appointed as a partner in the commercial team at Rawlison Butler.
  • Pitmans has announced that Christopher Avery is stepping down as managing partner. The role is succeeded by John Hutchinson, former head of the corporate department.
  • Paul Dungate has been welcomed at Stevens Drake as a partner and head of business law.
  • Pitmans has promoted the following to director; Sarah Potter and Marcus McCluggage in commercial property, Hannah Wright and Stacey Jones in dispute resolution and insolvency & restructuring and Matt Heyworth in matrimonial.
  • Adina Milleare has qualified as a solicitor at Thompson Smith & Puxon and will work with the dispute resolution and corporate & commercial teams.
  • Daniel Chalmers has been appointed at Moore Blatch as a solicitor in the family team.
  • Parrott & Coales LLP has welcomed Jane Cooper and Izzy Jaques as solicitors in the residential conveyancing department.
  • Pinney Talfourd LLP has welcomed Amy Leite and Damian Pitts as solicitors in the dispute resolution team.
  • Family Law Partners has appointed Sarah Jelly as a consultant in the family team.
  • Simon Slater has been appointed at Thomson Snell & Passmore as the firms first CEO.
  • Mark Day has been appointed as the new chief executive at Verisona Law.

May

  • Tom Wilde has been promoted to partner at Shoosmiths.
  • John Downs has been appointed as a partner in the real estate team at Shoosmiths.
  • Rebecca Clarke has been promoted to partner in the finance department at Osborne Clarke.
  • Blake Morgan has welcomed Chris Dolan as a partner in the real estate team.
  • Shoosmiths has promoted Fleur Turrington as a senior associate in the commercial department and Paul Weeks in the real estate department.
  • Jason Powell has been appointed at Parabis Group as group chief executive.
  • Gardner Leader has welcomed Penny Wright as a senior associate in the private client team.
  • Rory Barrett has been appointed as director in the restructuring and insolvency department at HCB Solicitors.
  • Aman Sandhu has been appointed as a solicitor in the commercial and commercial property team at Buss Murton Law. Katherine Proctor has also joined the team as a trainee.
  • Simmons & Simmons has promoted Alistair Hill as a partner in the banking team.
  • Rebecca Smith has been welcomed at DAC Beachcroft as a partner in the professional liability team.
  • Burges Salmon has appointed the following as partner; Lloyd James in construction and engineering, Jonathan Eves in corporate, Richard Pettit in pensions, Matthew Sims in real estate, James Sutherland in disputes and litigation and Nathan Curtis in energy projects,
  • Simon Hancock has been promoted to partner in projects at Osborne Clarke. Tracey Wright has also been promoted to partner in tax.
  • Emma Stainwright has been promoted to partner in the housing department at Steele Raymond.
  • Stone King has promoted Amanda Watts to partner in the residential property department. Michael Brotherton has also been promoted to partner in the education department.
  • GHP Legal has promoted Victoria Wilson and Alison Peters as equity partners.
  • DAC Beachcroft has promoted the following to associate; Sarah Dobson, Louise Wiltshire and Julie Ford in healthcare regulatory, Sam Benfield, Frances Keenan and Robert Wardle in real estate, Linnea Keldusild in employment & pensions and Tom Mageein in CSG – casualty.
  • Terry Lee has been appointed at Wollen Michelmore as a consultant in the civil dispute resolution department.
  • Steele Raymond has promoted Joanna Jackson to senior associate in the commercial property department.
  • Rachel Taylor has been appointed at Willans as a solicitor in the wills, probate & trusts department.
  • Waldrons Solicitors has appointed William Ham as a solicitor in the family law department.
  • Tozers Solicitors has welcomed Julia Clayton as a solicitor in the family team.
  • Stone King has promoted Lydia Berry and Caroline Fell as senior associates in the family law and mediation team. Kathryn Williams and Sarah Clune have also been promoted to associate.
  • Galina Labworth has joined Rundlewalker as a criminal solicitor. Lisa McArthur has also joined the firm in the personal injury department.

April

  • Jai Sharma has been promoted to equity partner in the marine & international trade department.
  • DAC Beachcroft has promoted Belinda Dix to partner in the healthcare regulatory department.
  • BLM has appointed Caroline Haydock, Kelly Matthews and Matthew Perkins as partners.
  • Ashton Carter has been promoted to partner at Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP.
  • Nick Keitley has been appointed as a partner in the insolvency & business recoveries team at Lester Aldridge.
  • Marie Russell has been promoted to partner at Glanvilles in the property services team.
  • Jonathan Arman has been promoted to partner in the dispute resolution department at Glanvilles.
  • Clarke & Son, a QualitySolicitors firm, has promoted Claire Redhead and Will Anderson to equity partners.
  • Aurelia Butler-Ball has been appointed as a solicitor in the TMT team at Thomas Eggar.
  • Abigail Fogg has been appointed as a crime solicitor at Duncan Lewis. Dianne Cowie has also been appointed as a solicitor the housing team.
  • Glanvilles has appointed Diane Nicholls, Jennifer Hatchard and Gareth Maddern to the property services team.
  • Vanda James has been welcomed as a consultant in the family team at Cripps LLP.
  • Stewart Nicholson has been appointed as a solicitor in the commercial property department at Ellisons Solicitors on successful completion of his training contract with the firm.
  • Elaine Addy has been promoted to associate partner at Blavo & Co. Anslem Billy has also been appointed as a caseworker in the mental health department.
  • Jeremy Wootton has been welcomed at Bennett Griffin in the commercial property team.
  • Georgia Bull has joined the wills and probate team at Churchers Bolitho Way.
  • Stephen Rockhill has been welcomed at Stevens & Bolton as a partner in the construction and engineering practice.
  • Lloyd Junor has been appointed as a partner in the contested trust and probate practice at Adams & Remers.
  • Gardner Croft has announced that Sharon Selsby has become a member of the LLP. Richard Giles has also been welcomed as a member and head of the personal injury and litigation team.
  • Duncan Lewis has welcomed Anthony Thompson as a Consultant solicitor in the employment team.
  • Sumaiya Smyth has been welcomed at Pictons as a partner specialising in wills, trusts and probate.
  • Amanda Timcke has been promoted to associate in the commercial real estate team at Birkett Long.
  • Charlotte Fedarb, of BTMK Solicitors LLP, has become an accredited member of the Law Society’s family law panel.
  • Ashton Davies has been appointed as an associate in the contested trust and probate practice at Adams & Remers.
  • Katy Barber, a solicitor with Moore Blatch, has been accredited as a specialist family lawyer by Resolution.
  • James Woodhouse has been welcomed as a senior solicitor in the dispute resolution team
  • Kevin Gladwell has been welcomed as a solicitor at Gardner Croft.
  • McMillan Williams has announced a number of partner promotions. These are; Sarah Corbett in personal injury, Chris Wilson, Karen Davies, Caroline Landes, Georgina Earle-Hutton, and Kate Claxton in family, Andy Grant and Mark Stubberfield in private client, Bellamy Forde and Suzanna Popplewell in civil, Duncan Hall, Razia Khan, Paul Miller, Hema Sharma and Adrian Jones in conveyancing and Ola Yusuf in crime.
  • Georgette Russell and Eileen Sutton have been appointed as directors at Mowll & Mowll.
  • Russell Brinkhurst has been welcomed back to Warners Solicitors as an associate solicitor.
  • Alexander Bak and Marsha Marriner have joined the management team as associate directors at Whitehead Monckton.

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

  • Alisa Sweeney has been welcomed as a partner in the commercial property team at Thomson Snell & Passmore.
  • Alex Young and Judith Fitton have been promoted to partner at Mundays LLP.
  • John Chater has been welcomed at Penningtons Manches as an associate in the finance team.
  • Charles Russell Speechlys has welcomed Jonathan Thompson as a solicitor in the private client team.
  • Minnaar Badenhorst has been welcomed as a senior associate in the wills, trusts and probate department at Harrison Clark Rickerbys.
  • Jessica Bermingham and James Cradick have been appointed as senior associates in the dispute resolution team at Thomson Snell & Passmore.
  • Jacqui Brooks has been welcomed at Buss Murton as an associate solicitor in the litigation team.
  • Blaser Mills has welcomed Naim Qureshi as an associate in the private family department.

January

  • Mayo Wynne Baxter has opened an office in Gatwick.
  • Attwaters Jameson Hill has appointed Mark Stigwood as head of the company and commercial team.
  • Deborah Wagstaff has been promoted to associate solicitor in clinical negligence at Lamb Brooks. Clare Gooch and Hayley Eames have also been appointed as members of the clinical negligence team.
  • Spencer Vella has been welcomed at Clarke Willmott as an associate in the social housing team.
  • Paul Robinson Solicitors has appointed Suzanne Wong as a partner specialising in property. Caroline Cole has also been appointed as a partner in wills, trusts and estates.
  • Dominic Travers has been welcomed as a partner in the corporate and commercial team at Rix and Kay. Darren Tamplin-Compton has also been welcomed as an associate in medical negligence.
  • Brinder Randhawa has been welcomed as an associate solicitor at Parrott &Coales LLP in the residential property team.
  • Gullands Solicitors has welcomed Rina Pattar as a solicitor in the property team.

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