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Mills & Reeve as appointed Andrew Playle as a partner.
Squire Patton Boggs has made a number of partner promotions including Jeremy Ladyman (financial services) in Leeds. He advises on a broad range of derivatives and financial services matters for a client base that includes banks, building societies, broker-dealers, pension trustees and corporates.
A new firm, JG Solicitors, has been set by James Green, formerly of Michael Lewin Solicitors and Blacks solicitors. The firm will focus on consumer rights matters, including delayed flights, underpaid compensation for personal injury and illnesses related to workplace environments
The Leeds office of Gateley plc has welcomed Sandip Khroud as a senior associate in its corporate team.
Lupton Fawcett Denison Till has appointed newly-qualified Will Portch to its corporate team.
Eaton Smith has appointed two solicitors to its family law team. Keith Kershaw qualified in 1992 and has specialised in this area of law throughout his career. Katherine Stephenson qualified in 2008 and specialises in representing children, parents and carers in care proceedings. She is a member of the Law Society’s children panel.
Conveyancing lawyer, Lynn Wilkinson, has joined LCF Barber Titleys, which is part of LCF Law, to head up the office’s residential property team.
Ware & Kay has appointed Michael Thomas as a paralegal specialising in litigation and dispute resolution.
Duncan Lewis has appointed Meena Kumari as a director in the Bradford family & childcare law team.