DLA Piper has promoted Matthew Duncombe to partner in the intellectual property and technology department and Barney Smedley as a partner in restructuring. Meanwhile, Vikki McKay has also been promoted in the real estate team.
Eversheds has promoted Mark Howarth and Peter Nesbit to partner.
Sarah Coles, Sally Rissbrook, Elizabeth Perry and Michelle Beat have been promoted to partner at Irwin Mitchell.
David Paterson has been appointed as a new equity partner at Blacks Solicitors.
Ralph Gilbert has been appointed as managing partner at Rollits.
Optima Legal has appointed Charles Jackson as principal solicitor in property services.
DAC Beachcroft has promoted the following to associate; Suzanne Tate in clinical risk, Clare Hartley in real estate, Emma Winney in CSG – large loss and Charlotte Le Maire in CSG – motor.
Eversheds has promoted Louise Lightfoot as a legal director in the human resources group.
Stewarts Law has promoted Gabrielle Ross, Lucy Mills, Anna Higham, Matthew Tighe and William Towell as senior associates.
Wilkin Chapman has welcomed its new chief executive Des Mannion.
Wrigleys has welcomed Laura Moss to its charity team as a solicitor. Alexandra Hempsey has also joined the real estate team.
Williamsons solicitors has appointed clinical negligence solicitor Wayne Walker.