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Pinsent Masons has promoted Rebecca Warren to partner in the property/real estate team.

Eversheds has appointed employment partner Mark Fletcher to senior office partner in the Nottingham office.

DAC Beachcroft has promoted Anthony Carrington and Dan Prince to partner in the claims validation team. Liz Jones has also been promoted to partner in the large loss team.

Irwin Mitchell has welcomed Sarah Riding as a partner in the corporate and commercial team.

Mills & Reeve has appointed Richard Santy to partner in the employment department.

Trowers & Hamlins has expanded its Birmingham office with the relocation of two partners from London. Its public sector commercial team will be led by partner Amardeep Gill. Projects and
construction partner Andrew Vickery will also be based in Birmingham.

Morgan Cole has appointed James Greig to head the succession, wills and tax team. Jason Richards has also been appointed as a commercial lawyer.

Browne Jacobson has announced nine partner promotions. In Nottingham these are Helen Rideout, Susie Roome and James Fawcett in technical claims & social care, Richard Roberts in commercial, Marlene Henderson and Tim Johnson in financial & professional risk. In Birmingham these are; James Arrowsmith in technical claims & social care, Mark Barnett in health and Helen Badger in employment.

Nelsons has welcomed partner Lisa Botterill to the corporate services department.

Ross Sylvester has been promoted to partner at Wiggin in its content distribution and transmission group.

DAC Beachcroft has promoted Seema Basudev to associate in property recovery and James Keogh to associate in credit hire.

Pinsent Masons promoted Michael Lakin to legal director.

Louis Sebastian has relocated to the Birmingham office of Trowers & Hamlins.

Graham Kershaw has been appointed as a senior associate at Birketts.

JMP Solicitors has appointed Simon Oates as its operations manager. Stacey Jolly has also been welcomed as a newly-qualified solicitor.

Kate Linge has joined Robinsons Solicitors as a solicitor advising on corporate transactional matters. Also new to the firm is Jennie Wright who joins the residential conveyancing team.

Shacklocks has announced that Andrew Newton has been awarded senior litigator status by
the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. Newly-qualified solicitor Lizzie Naylor has also joined the company commercial team.

Property solicitor Robert Draper has been welcomed to the residential property department at Willans.

Helen Ditchburn has been welcomed to the conveyancing team at Terry Jones.

Deepti Burton has been promoted at Wiggin as a legal director in the film and TV practice.

Thursfields Solicitors has appointed Stefania Fulford as a solicitor in the commercial services department. Solicitor Zoe Perry and chartered legal executive Kelly Hurst have also joined the firm.

Mark Fletcher will be assuming the role of senior office partner in the Nottingham office of Eversheds.

Ian Gordon has been promoted as a partner in the pensions team at Wragge & Co. Ed Colreavy and Jacqueline Knox have also been promoted to partners in the housing, development and regeneration team.

Irwin Mitchell has promoted three lawyers to partnership. These are; Lindsay Tomlinson, Amandeep Dhillion and Omer Simjee.

Sarah Riding as been appointed as a partner in the corporate and commercial team at Irwin Mitchell.

Shakespeares has appointed Gary Davie, Sundeep Ladwa, Chris Saul and Andrew Breakwell as partners.

Harrison Clark Rickerbys has welcomed Rajeshree Bhojnani as a partner in the commercial department.

Barratts Solicitors has welcomed Julie Hardy as a partner in the clinical negligence team.

Actons has promoted employment solicitor Nic Elliott and insolvency and dispute resolution solicitor Victoria Dunstall to directors.

Nick McDonald has been appointed as a partner in the IT and intellectual property team of Nelsons.

Franklins has appointed four new equity members. They are Jane Kingston, Andrea, Lee
Holmes and Scott Wright.

Tina Circus and Lisa Johnson have been made partners at Thomas Horton.

DAC Beachcroft has recruited a team of fraud lawyers to its Birmingham office. Moving with partner Miles Hepworth are associates Neville Sampton, and solicitors Pierre Smith, Amy Goodwin and Sangheet Saghera.

Martin Noble has been appointed as legal director at Shakespeares.

Simon Burnip has been appointed at Ashton KCJ as an associate in the commercial property team. Laura Veal has also been appointed as a solicitor in the conveyancing department.

Hannah Bordiss has been appointed as a commercial property associate at Howes Percival.

Leathes Prior has announced that Tej Thakkar has qualified as a solicitor and joins the firm’s regulatory and defence team.

Andrew Thomson has been appointed as chief executive officer at Hunt & Coombs.

David Young has joined Chattertons McKinnells as a solicitor in the corporate commercial team.

Annabel Kay, an associate at Higgs & Sons Solicitors, has become a member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

Birketts has welcomed senior associate Catherine Bacon to the private client team.

Brady Solicitors has welcomed Lesley Brentnall as a property lawyer.

Michelle Gavin has joined Band Hatton Button as an associate and head of wills, trusts and probate.

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