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Mills & Reeve has expanded in Leeds with the appointment of Paul Johnson to lead its corporate team.

Bevan Brittan has appointed two partners to its new Leeds office. Judith Barnes and Frances Woodhead are both local government specialists. Barnes has over 30 years’ experience working in and with the public sector.

Gateley plc has expanded in Leeds with the appointment of David Armitage as a corporate partner who joins from DWF.

Blacks Solicitors has made three partner promotions. James Teagle has become a partner in the commercial dispute resolution (litigation) team, Tom Moyes is a partner in the employment team, and Chris Waddingham, who specialises in residential work, is now a partner in the commercial property team.

awb Charlesworth Solicitors has promoted James Dunn.

John Gaunt & Partners has promoted Christopher Grunert, a licensing specialist, to partner.

Lupton Fawcett Denison Till has appointed senior solicitor Paul Richardson to its Sheffield office.

Gateley plc has welcomed corporate solicitor Tamanna Keir to the firm.

Rebecca Hutchinson has joined Progeny Private Law from Chadwick Lawrence.

Michael Lewin Solicitors has announced the appointment of Richard Coulthard as a new director.

Sophie Wheeldon and Hollie Burnett have qualified as solicitors at Rollits.

Chattertons has appointed solicitor Alice Morgan to its wills, trusts and probate team.

Guest Walker & Co has appointed Paula Simpson, a licensed conveyancer, as a member of the residential property team.

Freeths has expanded in Leeds with the appointment of two solicitors, Richard Crosland and Rachel Hawrot.

Irwin Mitchell has announced the promotions of a number of associates. In the Leeds office they are contentious trust and probate solicitor Julia Burns, together with employment solicitor Padma Tadi and business development manager Robert Cowling.

Walker Morris has appointed Craig Looker as an associate in its pensions team in Leeds.

James Burrell, a personal injury solicitor, has joined Bridge McFarland from Hudgell Solicitors.

Berwins Solicitors has appointed James Talbot as a solicitor in the business team, focusing on commercial, IP and digital issues.

Helen Robinson has joined the wills and probate team at Mincoffs Solicitors as a solicitor.

Beaumont Legal has appointed Libby Holding as head of wills & probate.

O’Melveny & Myers has announced that senior international M&A and corporate finance lawyer Sevda Staykova has joined the firm’s London office as counsel.

Anna Shonfeld has qualified with Lester Aldridge in London and joins the corporate team.

McDermott Will & Emery has appointed Charles Lubar as senior counsel in the London private client group.

Dorsey & Whitney has announced that Rajan Shori has joined its London real estate group to lead real estate finance.

Volterra Fietta has appointed investor-State disputes and human rights specialist, Suzanne Spears, as counsel.

Paul McAleavey has joined Brahams Dutt Badrick French as a solicitor in the employment team.

Hodge Jones & Allen has expanded its personal injury team with the appointment of two new solicitors, Steven Violet and Emma Lythell.

Wilson Solicitors LLP has welcomed Laura Ralph and Lucia Johnson to the firm as solicitors on the successful completion of their training contracts.

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