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Movers & Shakers: South East



  • Thomson Snell & Passmore has welcomed equity partner Christopher Walker to its private client team.
  • Charles Russell Speechlys has announced the appointment of Ingrid Saffin as a real estate partner.
  • Jon Vivian has joined KPMG Enterprise as an ambassador.
  • Bennett Griffin has announced that Kate Hallin will succeed Stephen Hollamby as the firm’s managing partner.
  • Setfords Solicitors has appointed solicitor Ash Johnson. Johnson specialises in commercial and residential property.
  • Verisona Law has appointed Grant Usher as an associate solicitor in its corporate & commercial team.
  • Palmers Solicitors has appointed Paul Oldershaw as a solicitor in the commercial property team.


  • Birkett Long has recruited Miles Coates to its agriculture and estates team.
  • Blake Morgan has recruited charity lawyer Ben Brice as a legal director.
  • Hatchers Solicitors has welcomed Joanne Roberts to its residential property team.
  • Harrison Clark Rickerbys has appointed Connie Lu as a legal consultant.
  • Bennett Griffin has appointed Peter Ames as a member of the commercial litigation team.
  • Foot Anstey has announced a number of new appointments to the partnership. Mark Pinder and Paul Cox have been recruited as a lateral hires. Cox will head up the intellectual property practice and Pinder joins the corporate team.
  • Brachers Solicitors has made a number of promotions. Justine Sloover and Mary Rimmer of the private client team, and Dana Ellis and Kelly Ratcliffe of the healthcare team have all become senior associates.
  • Jill French (elderly client services department) has been promoted to senior associate at Pinney Talfourd LLP.


  • Clifton Ingram LLP has elected Jonathan Davis as the firm’s new managing partner.
  • Trethowans has promoted Lucy Grey, a corporate finance specialist, to partner.
  • Gardner Croft has announced the appointment of Emma Baker as a partner and head of the private client department.
  • Blandy & Blandy has welcomed senior solicitor Stephen Bucknill to the firm.
  • Sara Stubbs has completed her training contract and is now a qualified solicitor in the family law department at Attwaters Jameson Hill Solicitors.
  • Rawlison Butler has promoted William Walsh to partner in its employment team.
  • Irwin Mitchell has appointed a new partner, Robert Stangroom, in its real estate team.
  • Blake Morgan has made a number of partner promotions. They are Rebecca North in the banking and finance team, employment law specialist Rajiv Joshi, and Michael Ward in real estate.
  • DMH Stallard has appointed Michael White as a partner.
  • Capsticks’ housing team has welcomed Spencer Vella Sultana as a new development partner.
  • Warner Goodman has promoted Helen Porter and Torion Bowles to partner in the commercial litigation team.


  • Irwin Mitchell has appointed Kelly Greig as a partner in its private client team.
  • Gateley plc has appointed partner Patrick Long and Paul de Vince to the firm.
  • Trethowans has been joined by licensing and town planning specialist, Sandra Graham.
  • Stevens & Bolton has appointed James Lister as head of the firm’s contentious trusts and estates practice.
  • Furley Page has appointed newly-qualified solicitor James Fuller to its commercial property team.
  • SA Law welcomed employment solicitor Emma Gross to the firm.
  • Solicitor Amy Stamp has joined Verisona Law’s commercial property and development team.
  • Coffin Mew LLP has made two partner promotions. Hayley Bevis has been promoted and made head of the corporate team. Amanda Read becomes a partner and will continue to lead the pension property offering.
  • Irwin Mitchell has announced a number of promotions to senior associate, including Nicola Gooch (real estate) and Tim Bennett (Court of Protection).
  • Anna Mattingley has qualified into the corporate finance team at Osborne Clarke.
  • Camilla Bishop has joined DMH Stallard as a senior associate in the private client department.
  • Blandy & Blandy has welcomed solicitor Louise Nelson to its probate, tax and trusts team.
  • LHS Solicitors has appointed solicitor Awani Patel as a member of the crime and regulatory team.
  • Cripps LLP has announced that associate Katy-Louise Allen has qualified as a family mediator.
  • Anne Daniels has joined the leasehold enfranchisement team at Morrisons solicitors.


  • Moore Blatch has appointed Chris Marsden as a partner specialising in dispute resolution and real estate disputes.
  • Clarke Willmott has welcomed newly-qualified Laura Wells to the firm. She specialises in commercial property.
  • Blake Morgan has welcomed the return of Dan Geddes to the firm as a senior associate in its dispute resolution team.
  • Mohamed Bangura, a specialist in discrimination law, employment law and litigation, has joined Neale Turk Rochfort as a consultant solicitor.
  • Moore Blatch has recruited property lawyer Kerry Dovey to the firm.
  • Thompson Smith & Puxon has announced the appointment of Kerry Addison Ltd as a new partner.
  • Georgina Hancock has joined the family team at Paris Smith LLP.
  • Moore Blatch has appointed Lee Edwards as a commercial property partner.
  • Neves solicitors has welcomed newly-qualified solicitor Olivia Lowen, she will be joining the family law team.
  • Jo McKenna, an employment law specialist, has joined Birkett Long.
  • McMillan Williams has announced the arrival of Katie Woodcock to the estate & trust disputes team.
  • Family Law Partners has expanded with the appointment of family law solicitor Julian McEvoy.
  • Michael Large has joined the dispute resolution team at Prettys Solicitors.
  • Boyes Turner has recruited Claire Roantree as a partner in the firm’s personal injury and industrial disease practice.
  • Gardner Leader has appointed Suki Hardy as a partner in the commercial property team.
  • Hart Brown has appointed Louise Harrhy as a new partner in its trusts and estates team.
  • Family law specialist Muntech Kaur has joined Birkett Long.
  • Moore Blatch has appointed Alison Lloyd as a new associate lawyer specialising in probate services.
  • Fairweathers has appointed Edward Lewis as a consultant solicitor where he specialises in clinical negligence claims.
  • Clifton Ingram LLP has appointed Jonathan Foulds as a senior associate in its commercial property
  • HCB Solicitors has appointed lawyer Ed Duff to its education law section.


  • Rix and Kay has appointed Angela Arnold as a partner to lead the firm’s residential property team.
  • William Addis has joined Loch Employment Law as a partner.
  • Makayla Phillips is a solicitor in the commercial litigation department.
  • Verisona Law has appointed solicitor Muhammed Poswall as an associate in the commercial dispute team.
  • Setfords has appointed Steve Richards as non-executive chairman.
  • MW Solicitors has appointed Wendy Rixon as a member of the estate & trust dispute team.
  • Pinney Talfourd LLP has appointed Edward Garston as a senior associate in the commercial team.
  • DMH Stallard has appointed Kate Norgett as a partner in its corporate M&A team.
  • Field Seymour Parkes has appointed Alexandra Dennis as an associate in the property disputes team.
  • Churchers Bolitho Way has appointed senior solicitor Emma Gifford.
  • Duncan Lewis Solicitors has appointed Bahar Ata as director of public law & immigration.
  • Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP has appointed Sharon Smith, a planning specialist, to its property services team.
  • Blaser Mills has appointed Kirsty Hughes as a litigation executive in the dispute resolution team.
  • Blandy & Blandy has appointed Karen Pratt, an experienced conveyancer, to its residential property team.


  • Bonnetts Solicitors has appointed Amira Hughes as head of the residential property department.
  • Justin White has joined the real estate team at Coffin Mew LLP as a business development manager.
  • Ellisons has appointed Gemma Garen as the firm’s head of quality and compliance.