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Corporate specialist Mark Beardmore has joined Eversheds from DLA Piper.

Lanyon Bowdler has announced the promotions of Praveen Chaudhari, Lucy Small and Andrew Pegg to partner, along with the recruitment of David Foden who will lead the residential property department. The firm has also announced that Colin Spanner will become the new head of family.

Shoosmiths has announced that Jeremy Bouch will join its regulatory team in Birmingham.

Veale Wasbrough Vizards has expanded its charity team with the recruitment of Penelope Byatt and Clare O’Brien – both from DWF.

Thomas Horton LLP has celebrated the promotion of Kirsty Elvins and Katie Oliver to associate, along with the retention of Harinder Bains into the business services team following the completion of his training contract. The firm also announced that Malford Harris will be joining as head of business services from Challinors.

Commercial property associate Ian Sanders has joined Nelsons.

Nick Bennett – formerly of Challinors – has joined the private client team at Sydney Mitchell.

Spearing Waite has announced the appointment of John Buckby as intellectual property associate from Freeth Cartwright.

Newly qualified solicitor Katherine Marriott-Lodge joins the clinical negligence team at Lanyon Bowdler. Personal injury solicitor Liz Hoskin also joins the firm.

Julie Stanley has been promoted to associate at Alster Kelley. The firm has also welcomed Claire McGinnty as assistant solicitor within the private client team.

Commercial Solicitor Geraldine Pigot has joined the Chelmsford office of Quality Solicitors Fisher Jones Greenwood.

Flora Grossman has joined the family team at Bindmans LLP.

Shakespeares has announced the appointment of Vanessa Di Cuffa as partner in the employment team.

Gary Dalton has been welcomed to the employment team at Higgs & Sons. Gary joins from Eversheds LLP.

Jon Stevens has been appointed to the commercial tax team at DWF in the position of partner. Jon joins from Squire Sanders as does real estate partner Melanie Williams.

Harrison Clarke Rickerbys has appointed Inez Brown as the newly formed nationwide clinical negligence practice.

Jacob Robinson has been promoted to partner at Gateley

Partners Andrew Hunt, David Milne and Anne Ward have joined the newly merged Enoch Evans LLP. Dixon Wilton has also joined as a commercial property consultant.

Ian Grindal has been welcomed to Band Hatton Button as commercial property partner.

Gateley has announced a series of promotions: Ryan Ferguson, Karen Levesley and James Madill have now become senior associates whilst Tom Rush, Amira Khan, Owen Humphries and Louise Phillips now hold the position of associate. The firm has also retained Sonia Mal following her qualifying.

Matthew Downing formerly at Birketts has joined the corporate and commercial team at Ashton KCJ.

Solicitor Alison Belfield has been welcomed to the property department at Cleggs.

Newly qualified solicitors Jonathan Cree and Rhianne Armstrong have joined Geldards. Jonathan joins the real estate team while Rhianne joins the corporate department.

Former Birketts chief executive Alistair Lang has been appointed as strategy director at Gotelee Solicitors.

Leather Priory has congratulated Sabina Hagg on the completion of her training contract. Sabina has now joined the dispute resolution team.

Newly qualified solicitors Luke Boxall and Helen Parkes have been welcomed to the team at Quality Solicitors Lumsdons.

Ansons Solicitors has announced that both Susan Davies and Laura Lambert have completed their training courses with the firm.

Pinsent Masons has announced the appointment of Joel Kordan within the real estate team.

MacLaren former partners Stephen Britton, Duncan McLaren and Lindy Ford have all joined the Nottingham office of Sills Betteridge Britton following the merger between MacLaren Britton and Sills Betteridge.

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