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DAC Beachcroft has promoted Jonathan Bingham as a partner in the claims solution group.

Ashley Norman has been welcomed as a partner in the employment law practice at Bevan Brittan.

Weightmans has promoted Navdip Wilson to partner in disputes.

Ellis Gardner-Browne has been appointed as a partner in the retail property team at Shoosmiths.

FBC Manby Bowdler has developed a specialist community care team, headed by partner and head of the private client department Julie Burn and includes solicitor Michelle Monnes-Thomas.

Nelsons has acquired Derby-based Moody & Woolley. Senior partner Julie Marson and equity partner Ian Griffiths are retiring from Moody & Woolley but will remain as consultants during the transition.

Prettys Solicitors has announced that Paul Dickie is to step down as chief executive of the firm, but will remain as senior partner. Ian Carr has been welcomed as the interim chief executive.

Marie Dancer has been promoted to managing partner at Richard Nelson.

Browne Jacobson has appointed the following as new partners; Richard Freeth in education, Emma
Hopkinson in banking, Mike Jackson in corporate, Lisa McGinn in property and Tim Rayner in property litigation.

Ed Savory, partner and head of the franchising team at Leathes Prior, has received his qualified franchise professional status.

Borneo Martell Turner Coulston has merged with Christopher Cox Solicitors and Commercial Mediators. Christopher Cox and Saranjit Minhas join the merged firm.

Mark Moseley has been promoted to partner at Band Hatton Button.

Browne Jacobson has appointed Michael Sadler as a partner in the construction and engineering team. Lucy Worwood has also been appointed as a partner in the tax department.

David Dixon has been promoted to partner in the real estate department at Andrew Jackson.

Christina Yardley has been promoted to director at Actons.

Gursharan Bunger and Dawn White have been promoted to associate director in the wills, tax planning, trusts and powers of attorney department at DBS Law.

BLM has appointed Stephen Moss as an associate.

Elizabeth Gwinnell and Suki Thumber have been welcomed as consultants in the crime department at Duncan Lewis.

Henmans Freeth has appointed Charlotte Rigby, Hazel Eccles, Laura Hodgson and Matthew Bacon as new lawyers.

Samantha Haller-Evans has been appointed in the employment team at mfg Solicitors.

Band Hatton Button has promoted Sarah Avern to associate, head of residential property.

Victoria Mitman, a solicitor at Leathes Prior, has received her qualified franchise professional status.

Lauren Jodrell has been appointed as a solicitor in the family and divorce team at Grindleys LLP. Jagdeep Kitaure-Kandola has also been appointed as a solicitor in the commercial property team.

Andrew Jackson has welcomed Sally Price as a paralegal in the private client team.

Alsters Kelley has appointed Joanne Herbert as an associate and head of commercial and residential property.

Justine Tyas has been promoted to associate in the personal injury team at Actons.

Family solicitor Antonia Gardner is now running the Nottingham operation of Everyman Legal.

The Smith Partnership has announced that chartered legal executive Sue Roe has recently been accredited as a family mediator by the Law Society.

Eleanor Robinson has been appointed as a solicitor in the wills, probate and trusts department at Rothera Dowson.

Victoria Dodge has been appointed as a newly qualified solicitor in the personal injury department at Sharp Young & Pearce after qualifying with the firm.

Blavo & Co has promoted Syma Rushd and Michelle Guest to associate partners.

Ben Acheson has been welcomed as a real estate partner at Irwin Mitchell.

David Roy has been appointed at Shakespeares as a partner and head of business defense.

Knights LLP has promoted the following to partner; real estate lawyer Helene Maillet-Vioud, commercial specialists Becky Shenton and Lisa Bridgwood and litigation and insolvency specialist David Convey.

Gosschalks has welcomed Mark Reeves as head of the family law department.

James Hall has been appointed at Anthony Collins Solicitors as a senior associate in the private client team.

Bevan Brittan has appointed Tracey Davenport as head of business development.

Duncan Lewis has announced the appointment of childcare law specialist Tariq Ahmad to the Law Society Children’s Panel.

Stephanie Bridgman has qualified into the employment team at Greenwoods Solicitors LLP.

CBTC Rawstorne has appointed Vicky Thomas as head of residential conveyancing.

Leathes Prior has welcomed newly-qualified Cara Keen to the commercial property team.

Ross Pierrepont has been appointed as a solicitor in the commercial litigation department at Rothera Dowson. Sarah Soo has also been appointed to the wills and probate department.

Veronica Du’Quesnay has been welcomed as head of residential conveyancing at Kerwoods Solicitors.

Tim Reid has been welcomed at Withy King as an associate.

Chris Hubbard has been welcomed as a member of the commercial team at Bridge McFarland.

Qarrar Somji, of Borneo Martell Turner Coulston, has been admitted as a solicitor advocate.

Ellisons has joined forces with financial advisors Matthew Douglas Ltd to launch Ellisons Financial Planning.

Graysons has welcomed Nicola Holland to the family law team.

Claire O’Brien has been welcomed as national head of intellectual property litigation at Mills & Reeve.

Caroline Hayward, Robin Creek and Gurpreet Sanghera have been promoted to principals at emw law.

Danielle Cafferkey has been welcomed back to Nelsons after first working there as a paralegal 16 years ago.

Medical Accident Group, the sister company of Harrison Clark Rickerbys, has welcomed chartered legal executive Beverley Brewer and Paralegals Eve Loughrey and Nathalie Needham. Matthew Holman and Marco Mauro have also been promoted to associate.

Eleanor Deady has been welcomed as a commercial property solicitor at Thomas Guise.

Woodfines Solicitors has welcomed Josh Clark as a solicitor in the commercial property team. It has also welcomed Faiz Mohammed as a solicitor in the corporate and commercial department.

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