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Irwin Mitchell has appointed Clare Wiseman as partner in its family team.
DWF has appointed Lorraine Carolan as the firm’s national head of counter fraud.
Wilkin Chapman has promoted Catherine Harris to head of agriculture.
Harrison Clark Rickerbys has appointed Simon Gilmour as partner in the employment team.
Walker Morris has appointed Ian Errington as director to its real estate team.
Freeths has appointed Peter Crawford as a corporate partner.
Gordons has appointed two new partners; Patrick Kemp in construction and Diana Smart as
head of the private client team.
Ridley & Hall has appointed three new partners; Vicky Medd, Jill Waddington and Alison Mason.
Taylor & Emmet has appointed Elizabeth Rowen as a solicitor and Patrick Macken and Katerina Woodcock as paralegals in the property management team.
Walker Morris has retained 13 newly qualified solicitors. They are Sarah Burgman, Richard Brearley, Jon Wharam, Anna Gausden, Andrew Maclean, Alice Wilson, Paul Godsmark, Mark Appleby, Andana Streng, Thomas Broughton, Claire Simmons, Kathryn Brook and Matthew Nixon.
Newtons Solicitors has promoted two new directors; Meryn Astwood and Claire Armer.
Hethertons has appointed Jessica Roberts as solicitor and head of corporate law.
Legal Studio Solicitors has appointed Lindsay Dixon as a consultant solicitor in its litigation practice.
M&A Solicitors has appointed John Howard and Sally Howard as consultants.
Lyons Davidson has promoted the following to associate; Hannah Boynes and Jessica Wignall in advocacy, Kate Atkins in private client and Gemma Fletcher in recoveries.
A new private client firm has launched, Progeny Private Law. The firm has been set up by Frances Davies, Suzannah Farnell, Martin Hasyn and Simon Glazebrook.
DLA Piper has named partner Petra Billing, head of property litigation as managing partner.
Langleys Solicitors has promoted Carol Dalton and Laura Collins (insurance) and Tamsin Cooper (quality and compliance) to partner and Francoise Vandale and Amanda Gale (private client) and Andrew Cragg (medical law) to partner.
Commercial property lawyer David Jameson has joined LCF Law as a partner.
Lupton Fawcett Denison Till has welcomed solicitor Jessica Richardson to its commercial property
Hempsons has promoted Lucy Cannon to associate.
Gordons has recruited employment solicitor Tim Gooder.
Langleys Solicitors has promoted Emma Cahill and Sean Riley (insurance) to senior associate, and James Bradley (commercial property) and Sarah Dalton (insurance) to associate, and Lisa
Gray (private client) and Amy Cowdell (commercial property) to associate. The firm has also
appointed Peter Hardy as a chartered legal executive in its family law team.
Blacks Solicitors has welcomed Anna Rhodes in the family team, Sonia Lonsdale in the corporate and commercial team and Andy Boyde in the sports and employment team.
Andrew Jackson has announced that Daniel Hammond (corporate), Jody Horth (corporate), Deborah Gilpin (private client) and Andrea Hewitt (property) have become associates.
LCF Law has appointed two new solicitors to its personal law team. Deborah Kay joins as an associate solicitor in personal and property law and Amjed Zaman joins as a solicitor.
SJP Law has announced that Sarah Clark has joined the firm’s clinical negligence and personal injury team.
Shulmans has appointed solicitor Janine Eaglesfield to its real estate team.
Newtons Solicitors has appointed Catherine Leftwich.
Armitage Sykes has appointed Jacqui Murphy as a solicitor in the business recovery and insolvency department.
Harland & Co has appointed solicitor Dorothy Appleby to its private client department.
AWB Charlesworth has appointed marketing executive Mel Crewe to the firm.