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Guy Willetts has joined Trowers & Hamlins as partner and head of property litigation in Birmingham and Manchester.

Matthew Gowen has been appointed as a consultant in the criminal defence team at Birketts.

Taylor Vinters has welcomed Louisa Dixon to the intellectual property team.

Tom Nener has joined the intellectual property team at Cobbetts.

Actons has recruited Kieron Crowther.

Mills & Reeve has made a number of promotions. Laura Noone, Paul Slinger, Ruth Philips, Chloe Bucktin, Hannah Wilson, Sheila Balchin, Nichola Ross, Alex Russell, Philip Lumb, James Hordem and Simon Crane have all been promoted to associate. Promoted to senior solicitor are: Jonathan Madeley, Leanne McDowell, Rebecca Harker, Hayley McCormack, Alison Maw, Andrea Lynch, Louise Whitehouse, Pippa Pearce, Andrew Macdonald, Paul Knight, Tricia Ashton, Laura Jolley, Victoria Spratt, Hannah Winchester, Douglas McDonald, Tom Gregory, Nicholas Crisp, Jessica Craigs, Flora McCabe, Lisa-Marie Stebbings and Matthew Wilson.

David Robinson has been appointed as senior consultant in the corporate commercial team of Davies and Partners.

Barr Ellison has recruited Simon Cooper as a licensed conveyancer.

Marie Cooper has been retained by Rothera Dowson following successful completion of her training contract. She is now an assistant solicitor in the wills and probate team.

Andrew Sharples has joined the corporate team of Kimbells Freeth

Leanne Consiglio has joined the corporate team of George Green.

HCB Solicitors has recruited Marcus Everett as corporate director.

Mel Egglenton has joined Irwin Mitchell as a non-executive director following its ABS status being approved.

Wright Hassall has appointed Anna Roughley as its new compliance manager. The firm has also promoted Russell Spencer, Claire-Elaine Arthurs and Rita Rajput to associate, Mary Rouse to senior associate and Peter Dixon to legal director.

Paul Wainwright has joined Browne Jacobson as partner and head of counter fraud services whilst Helena Wootton has joined the commercial team. Emma Hopkinson has also joined the firm as an associate in the banking team.

Stephen Robb has joined Weightmans as a partner in the insurance team.

Christopher Agius has been appointed as partner and head of the banking and finance team at Harrison Clark.

Victoria Bovington has joined Shakespeares as an associate in the property team.

SGH Martineau LLP has welcomed Andrew Brennan as senior associate.

Anna Roughley has joined Wright Hassall as compliance manager.

Harrison Clark has welcomed Matt Johnston as senior associate and head of commercial in Cheltenham.

Lewis Hastie has joined Rothera Dowson.

Cartwright King has welcomed Hugh Young to the firm.

James Allen, Laurence Weeks and Quentin Golder have all joined Birketts as partners.

SGH Martineau LLP has welcomed Richard Ellison as a partner in the professional negligence team.

Paul Inman has become group leader of Cobbetts’ real estate practice group. Darren Kenny, Zo Hoida, Emma Ray and Hannah Robbins have been promoted to director whilst Andrea Smithen and Richard Holmes become associates.

Helen Drayton has joined Penningtons as corporate partner.

Freeth Cartwright has recruited James Hartley as commercial dispute resolution partner.

Tom Barnes has been promoted to head of the medical negligence team at Brindley Twist Tafft & James. The firm has also welcomed Lynette Walsh to the clinical negligence team.

Just Costs has promoted Adam Oldale to associate.

Lee Humphries has been appointed as head of the residential conveyancing team at Howes Percival.

Emms Gilmore has recruited Richard Coates as director of commercial litigation.

Danielle Boyce also joins the firm as an assistant in the corporate team.

Emma Wallbank has joined the trust and probate team of Blythe Liggins.

Lee Payne has joined the sports team at Leathes Priory.

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