Freeths has appointed Nigel Gardner as a partner. Claire Colbert has joined the family law team as a partner and is an accredited family lawyer.
SME Solicitors has appointed Samantha Lloyd and Rhiannon Edwards as partners. Lloyd is head of wills and probate; Edwards specialises in property and planning law.
Victoria Fellows has joined Harrison Clark Rickerbys as a senior associate in the family law team. Fellows specialises in matrimonial law.
Thursfields has appointed Louise Jones as head of residential property.
Leathes Prior has announced that Richard Turner has recently qualified as a solicitor. He joins the commercial team.
Higgs & Sons has recruited solicitor Dinah Patel who specialises in planning and highways.
Ramandip Kaur has joined Thursfields as a legal assistant in the family team.
Irfan Lamba and Sean Halliwell have qualified into the corporate finance team at emw law.
George Green has appointed Mark Vandaele as an associate in the family team.
Stephen Abbott, a legal executive in the wills and probate department at Jackamans Solicitors, has retired.
Buckles Solicitors LLP has appointed Luis Arana Tagle as a solicitor in the construction & engineering department. This appointment follows that of Louise Read and Luke Appleby.
Flint Bishop has recruited Kelly Westwood.
Shakespeare Martineau has appointed Charles Bayne-Jardine and Abigail Walters as partners in the real estate team.
Dentons has promoted a number of new partners including Sarah Beeby (employment and labour).
Enoch Evans has appointed Katie Baker-Clifton as a solicitor in the employment team.
Nelsons has appointed Paul Hinchliffe as a solicitor in the commercial property team and Kylie Chapman as a planning associate.
Thursfields has appointed Sidrah Walimia as a solicitor in the residential property team based in the Halesowen office.
Laura Hales has joined Thomson Webb & Corfield.