David Ashcroft has been appointed as managing director of Optima Legal and Cost Advocates.
Wake Smith has announced that Michael Tunbridge, senior partner and head of the private client department, will be stepping down from the partnership on 31 October 2014 after which he will stay on with the firm as a consultant. Nick Lambert will be the firm’s new senior partner. Andrew Vidler becomes head of the private client team.
Laura Duncan has been appointed as a partner at Symes Bains Broomer as a partner. David Holden has also been appointed as a partner.
Fiona Kendall has been appointed at Clarion Solicitors as a partner.
Anis Dadu has been appointed as a solicitor in the residential development team at Ward Hadaway. Scott Mulligan has also been welcomed as head of the residential plot sales team.
Conveyancing specialist Kevin Britton has been welcomed at Wilkinson Woodward.
LCF Law has appointed Andrew Langton as head of debt collection.
James Shingleton, a solicitor with Morrish Solicitors, has been accepted as a member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).
Philip Adams has been appointed as head of the defendant PI team at Metis Law.