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Ashton KCJ has recruited corporate partner James Tarling to its corporate and commercial team in Norwich.

Gosschalks has promoted commercial litigation lawyer, Phil Osborne, to partner.

Howes Percival has appointed Adam Kudryl as a corporate partner and joint head of the Cambridge office.

Gross & Co has promoted Louise Godfrey, head of property, to partner.

Emma Swan has joined Knights LLP as an employment partner.

Weightmans has expanded its commercial dispute resolution division with the appointment of partner Mark Surguy.

Veale Wasbrough Vizards has welcomed employment partner Kathy Halliday to its Birmingham office.

Christopher Brennan, a public procurement lawyer, is to join the Mills & Reeve national procurement team in November 2015.

Nelsons has announced that solicitor and partner Matthew Olner has been appointed to the clinical negligence panel of Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA). Olner deals with fatal claims and inquests, and catastrophic injury claims.

Hewitsons has appointed Andrew Priest as a partner in its corporate business unit.

Ashton KCJ has welcomed solicitor Sarah Duncan to its Ipswich office where she joins the commercial property and litigation teams.

Bray & Bray has expanded its litigation department with the recruitment of associate solicitor Gordon Monaghan.

BPE Solicitors in Cheltenham has appointed Jim Lawless as non-executive chairman.

Langleys Solicitors has retained three newly qualified solicitors in the Lincoln office; Victoria Lyon has qualified into the medical law team, with Tim Burt joining the children’s law team and James Barron joining the employment team.

Gosschalks has made a number of promotions. Sarah Coates-Madden (commercial litigation), Julia Madden (residential property) and Will Buckenham (commercial litigation/construction law) have all been promoted to associate.

David Bayliss has joined the corporate department at Higgs & Sons.

Fraser Brown has promoted Natalie Barnes and Daniel Harley to associate.

George Green has expanded its management team with the appointment of David Stevenson as chief executive. The firm has also welcomed newly-qualified solicitor Emma Fawkes-Underwood to its commercial property team.

Ellis-Fermor & Negus has appointed Grace Steele as a private client director.

Irwin Mitchell has announced the promotion of a number of associates. In Birmingham they are personal injury solicitors Jatinder Paul, Laura Ralfe, Tom Fletcher, Thomas Riis Bristow and Jenna Harris and employment solicitor Hannah Clifford.

Harrison Clark Rickerbys has appointed Catherine Hitchman as an associate, specialising in advising older and vulnerable clients.

Chloe Kitchen has qualified into the property department at MCP Solicitors.

Alsters Kelley has appointed Tony Hall as senior solicitor and head of clinical negligence & personal injury.

Paragon Law has appointed Charlotte Roberts and Jo Long as legal caseworkers in the corporate immigration department.

Band Hatton Button has appointed Niki Young and Paul Hewerdine as conveyancing executives in the residential property team.

Thomson Webb & Corfield has welcomed solicitor Francesca Moroz to the firm’s property team.

Beswicks Legal has appointed two new solicitors to the practice. Simon Abbotts joins the commercial property team and Emma Millington joins the residential property team.

Underwood Vinecombe has made three appointments. Ian Meadows, a commercial litigation specialist, joins the firm as a senior associate. Andrew Perkins joins as a solicitor in the property team, specialising in commercial property and Debbie Palmer joins as a residential conveyancer.

Howard Kennedy has appointed Jonathan Metliss as a consultant.

Two commercial lawyers, Simon Phillips and Elspeth Lowe, have joined Halebury.

Blake Morgan has appointed Jim Edmunds to its aviation team.

Winckworth Sherwood has appointed procurement law specialist Nancy Dickie as a senior associate in the corporate and commercial team.

Keystone Law has appointed Brian Palmer as a member of the employment team.

Farrer & Co has appointed Elena Hinchin, an immigration specialist, as an associate.

Sarah Sharma has joined Halebury. Sharma is an experienced IP, media and commercial lawyer.

Lee Ellis has joined Stewarts Law as an associate (barrister) in the tax litigation department.

Fox Williams has appointed associate Thomas Morton to its real estate team.

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