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Movers & Shakers: Midlands



  • Eversheds has expanded its company commercial team with the appointment of partner Ian Moore.
  • Shakespeare Martineau has appointed Mark Oldershaw as a commercial property partner.
  • Browne Jacobson has appointed Selina Hinchliffe as a partner in the commercial practice.
  • Clare Pilsworth has joined Woodfines Solicitors as a partner in the family law team.
  • Anthony Collins Solicitors has welcomed associate Sarah Knight to lead its regulatory practice.
  • Higgs & Sons has appointed Robert Burke as head of debt recovery.
  • Emms Gilmore Liberson has appointed solicitor Sophie Crossley to its commercial property department.
  • Sydney Mitchell has announced the expansion of its family law department with the appointment of solicitor Teresa Mannion.
  • Spratt Endicott has appointed Andrew Querelle as an associate in the commercial property department.
  • The Wilkes Partnership has appointed Jodi Flint as an associate solicitor in the private client department.
  • Eversheds has appointed Adam Fisher as a partner in its litigation team.
  • Browne Jacobson has appointed Michael Stace as a corporate finance partner.
  • Simon Massey has joined Tollers LLP as a partner and head of the commercial real estate team.
  • Keith Blizzard, a construction law specialist, has joined Harrison Clark Rickerbys as a partner.
  • Langleys Solicitors has appointed Fiona Kingscott, an intellectual property specialist, to its  corporate team.
  • Ashtons Legal has appointed solicitor Phoebe Osborne to its asbestos disease team. Also joining is newly qualified
  • solicitor Mark Tromans to its corporate and commercial team.
  • Hatch Brenner has appointed Ian Johnson has head of finance.


  • Gateley has appointed Jane Cowley as a partner within the private client and family team.
  • Shakespeare Martineau has appointed Caroline Elliott as a family law partner.
  • Bray & Bray has promoted Andy Hitchon to partner.
  • Chattertons has promoted Melissa Thompson to partner.
  • Browne Jacobson has announced a number of newly qualified solicitors including Chereta Edmeade (banking) and Afshan Ahmed (commercial). Meanwhile, the newly qualified solicitors are: Katie Kerry (business & professional risk); Rachael Russell (corporate); Sandra Wong (corporate); and Angela Konteas (commercial).
  • Harpreet Sandhu has joined Nelsons as an associate in the commerce & technology team.
  • Barker Gotelee has made two appointments to its team. Ann-Marie Matthews joins the private client team as a solicitor. Daniel Fairs joins the property team as an associate solicitor, specialising in commercial property transactions.
  • Birketts has made a number of senior appointments. Joe Yexley has joined the commercial property team, Anita Bushell has joined the residential development team and Jan Tyler has joined the private client team. Also, Emma Tubb has joined the corporate and banking team; Peter Hosking and Hannah Meara join the property division team. Meanwhile, Emma Long has joined the corporate criminal defence team as a paralegal.
  • mfg Solicitors has made a number of appointments, including Freya Feghali who joins the civil litigation department as an assistant solicitor, and Chris Amys who joins the firm’s employment and HR services team. Feghali focuses on property litigation.
  • Jessica Beddows, a wills, trusts, estates and probate specialist, has joined Lodders as a senior associate in the private client team.
  • Ellis Fermor & Negus has announced that residential conveyancing specialist, Kim Favill, will be joining the firm.
  • George Green has expanded its residential property team with the appointment of associate solicitor John Midge who joins as head of residential conveyancing.
  • Chattertons has promoted Alice Morgan and Dan Fellows to associate.
  • Hatch Brenner has appointed solicitor Aashish Soni to its property department.