Bond Dickinson has appointed Samantha Orluta as a legal director in its real estate team.
Ashfords has appointed Zoe Porter as a partner and head of the family team.
Lyons Davidson has made a number of appointments to partner/senior manager, including Joanna Laidlaw (clinical negligence) and Scott Taylor (civil litigation).
Coodes Solicitors has appointed four new partners: Sarah Cornish; Sarah Cowley; Melanie Grose; and Jo Morgan.
Thrings LLP has appointed Ben Tarrant as a partner in its commercial property department.
Knights Professional Services Limited has appointed banking and finance partner Mark Duncan.
Ashfords has made a number of senior appointments to the commercial property team in the South West: Alexa Culver joins as an associate in the Exeter office, Amie Vernoum as a solicitor in the Exeter office and Amy Jones as a solicitor in the Plymouth office.
Michelmores has appointed solicitor Raj Kaur to its disputes wills and trusts team in Bristol.
Thrings LLP has expanded its tax planning and trusts offering to private clients with the appointment of Stephen Horton.
Meade King has appointed Katie Ramus as an associate in the commercial property department.
Sue Halyard of Tozers Solicitors’ Teignmouth office has been promoted to associate lawyer.