Paul Johnson has been named as head of the Manchester office of Cobbetts.
Shelley Galluccio has joined Keoghs as a solicitor in the fraud rings team.
Paul Bibby has joined Turner Parkinson to head up the real estate team.
Express Solicitors has recruited Richard Lowery as a partner in the employment liability team.
Slater Heelis has recruited Helen Frankland as a solicitor in the employment team.
Louise Griffiths and Sean Joyce have both been promoted to equity partner at Stephensons.
Seabury Beaumont has recruited Juliette Buchan.
Keoghs has appointed eight new partners. They are Dene Rowe, Scott Nightingale, Nina Dyal, Rob Morris, Elaine Ibbotson, Louise Mulligan, Rada Dragicevic and Mark Hall.
The firm has also promoted 12 to associate; Imogen Martinez, Amy Masters, Ian Parkinson, Sajada Khan, Emma Hayes, Rob Rees, Deb Beech, Matthew Ruck, Yvonne Booth, Heather Ford, Daniel Clegg and Katy Koleniak.
Carly Forrest has joined the employment team at Turner Parkinson.
Andrew Whalley has joined DWF in Liverpool as a litigation partner from DLA Piper.
Kevin Walker has been promoted to partner by MLP Solicitors. The firm has also recruited Nick Jackson and Charlotte Shaughnessy-Kearns.
George Davies has recruited four members of staff to its growing team. They are Laurie Kershaw, Sheena Subherwal, Chloe Shaw and Patricia Taylor.
Stephen Evans-Jones has joined Heatons as a partner in the real estate team.
Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP has promoted Craig Nunn to partner.
Forbes Solicitors has appointed Helen Shirbon as head of the family department.
Liz Hall has been promoted to equity partner by Linder Myers. Sarah McCarthy has also joined the firm as partner and head of family. Malcolm Lewis and Joanne Parsons have been promoted to associates.
Shoosmiths has recruited Charlotte Ellis, a professional discipline specialist, to develop a new team in Manchester.
Cobbetts has promoted a number of solicitors in its Manchester office. They are Duncan Hope and Angela Bhaseen who have been promoted to partner; Helena Davies, Paul Crighton and Phil Moran who have been made directors and Phil Duignan, Jo Hadley, Roy Barry, Jillian Josephson, Richard Kay and Laura Lovell who have all been promoted to associates.
Cara Nuttall has joined the childrenâ€™s team at RJW Slater & Gordon.
Phil Hitchen has been appointed as the new head of corporate at Boote Edgar Esterkin.
Michael Chapman has been promoted to partner by Turner Parkinson.
Justine Clowes has been promoted to equity partner by SAS Daniels whilst Helen Kelly has been made a fixed share partner.
Kevin Walker has been promoted to partner by Myers Lister Price.
Nicola Whittle has been promoted to associate solicitor by Stephensons. Nkolika Oraka has joined the employment team as a solicitor together with Craig Oldale who joined earlier this year.
JMW solicitors has welcomed conveyancing specialists Michael Purvis and Holleh Taghdissi from HL Interactive LLP.
Andrew Matthias has joined Olliers as head of family law.
Robin Hooper has been appointed to the partnership team at face2face solicitors.
Stephen Osborne has joined Hughes Carlisle as a legal executive.
Cobbetts has recruited Mark Baldwin as a solicitor.