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Movers & Shakers: North East



  • Square One Law has appointed Simon Loy, an international employment lawyer, as a partner.
  • Paul Illes, a residential property specialist, has been promoted to partner at Hay & Kilner.
  • Clarke Mairs LLP has promoted two new partners: Rachel Swinburne is a private client solicitor and Katy Rushworth who specialises in leasehold enfranchisement.
  • Silk Family Law has appointed solicitor Katie Machin to the family law team.


  • Mincoffs has made two partner appointments. Peter Robinson joins the corporate team and Malcolm Wood has joined the commercial property team.
  • Punch Robson has appointed Elaine McLaine-Wood as managing partner.
  • Watson Burton has appointed Emma Jackson as a new solicitor in the corporate department.