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DWF has recruited Mark Hammerton as a partner in the employment and pensions team.

Edward Stead, Neil Black and Nick Stones have been promoted to partner by Pinsent Masons. The firm has also promoted Helen Corden, Tom Eastwood and John Skelton to legal directors.

Jolyon Berry has been appointed as commercial mediator at Birketts.

Paul Knight has joined Shoosmiths as partner in the property litigation team whilst Patrick Garner joins as partner in the construction team.

Taylor Vinters has recruited James Slinger as a partner in the property team. Richard Gaffney has been promoted to partner. Sian Scanlon has been promoted to associate.

Graeme Bradley and Robert Norris have joined Squire Sanders as partners together with their construction team from DLA. Helen Miles has also joined the team as a pensions partner whilst Georgina Rankin has been promoted to partner in the pensions team.

Jonathan Brufal has joined the international projects team at Wragge & Co. The firm has also appointed Anthony Wilson as the new head of international construction disputes and Giles Clifford has been appointed to the planning and regeneration team.

Paul Maile has been promoted to partner by Eversheds.

Browne Jacobson has promoted James Tait, Jonathan Hayden and Nick Mackenzie to partner.

MFG Solicitors has recruited Susan Morrissy and Elanya Smith. The firm has promoted Kirsten Bridgewater and Amanda Pillinger to partner and Sam Pedley and Neil Harrison to associate.

Christen Mulingani has joined George Green.

Rick Smyth has joined the corporate team at The Wilkes Partnership.

Gateley has promoted Clive Day, Su Garner and Elly Duggins to senior associate and Beth Mather to associate. Kieran Scothern also joined the corporate recovery team.

Anthony Collins has promoted Donna Holmes and Douglas Mullen to senior associate whilst James Monk has been promoted to associate.

FBC Manby Bowdler has recruited five new fee earners to its personal injury team. They are: Gurvinder Bhati, Dennis Pearce, Maria Di Paulo, Rebecca Smith and Laura Joberns. The firm has also recruited Sarah Baugh and Tom Devey to the agricultural and rural services team.

Rick Smyth has joined The Wilkes Partnership as a corporate partner.

Challinors has recruited Cheryl McSheen-Bailey, Felicity Rackstraw, Sarah Bevan, Baldip Singh, Kieron Shaw and Ann Gillespie.

Kate Archer has joined Mills and Reeve as a partner in the insurance team. The firm has also promoted Neil Burton, Duncan Astill and Virginia Edgecombe to partner.

Eversheds has promoted Liz Fitzsimmons to legal director.

Rachael Browning has joined DWF.

Brethertons has promoted Gemma Kelsey and Mark North to associate.

Birketts has recruited Sonya O’Reilly as a senior employment associate and Fran Sykes as a health and safety consultant.

Paul Brill has joined Rothera Dowson to head up the employment law team.

Nelsons has recruited Laura Kearsley as a director in the employment team.

Newly qualified solicitors Annabel Mayer and Clare Mizen have been retained by Metcalfe Copeman & Pettefar on completion of their training contracts.

Philip Pepper has joined Cummins Solicitors as a senior associate.

Julie Robinson is rejoining Roythornes as an associate.

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