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Lindsey Atterbury has been promoted to partner specialising in private client work at Howes Percival. Chris Rees has also joined the firm as head of corporate and commercial law.

Ellisons have announced the opening of a new Ipswich office. Partners, Robert Gair and Julian Outen will operate from the office.

BPE has welcomed Tim Gorton as a partner in the employment team.

Stuart Haynes has been appointed as a corporate and commercial partner at Aaron & Partners.

FBC Manby Bowdler partner, Margaret Rowe, is relocating from the firm’s Wolverhampton office to Telford as a member of the wills, trusts and estate planning department.

Hansells has appointed Finance manager Sharon Lilley as a non-legal partner. Mari Vallgren has also been appointed as a partner.

Dagmara Kulczykowska has been promoted as a partner in the wills and probate department at Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors.

Head of family at George Green, Clare Wiseman, has recently completed her foundation training as a collaborative lawyer and can now deal with cases through the collaborative law process.

Sundeep Soor has been promoted to director in business and criminal defence at Cartwright King.

Paul Simpson has been appointed as a senior associate in the corporate team at Gateley. Will Cursham has also been promoted to construction associate.

Michael Hiscock has joined Wright Hassall as a senior associate in the construction team. Christopher Jones has also joined the firm as an associate in the banking and finance division.

Cartwright King has welcomed immigration specialists, Andre Minnaar and Melissa Southall to the firm. Ellen Nightingale has also been promoted to senior associate, whilst Jacqui Holt has been promoted to associate.

Ellisons have announced the opening of a new Ipswich office. Five fee-earners will be based in the office. They are consultant Ian Reed, solicitor Linda Osborne, and legal executives Katie Mayes, Catherine Frost and Jennie Kingham.

Sam Seaford has been promoted at Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors as an associate solicitor.

Thomas Dixon has been welcomed as a personal injury lawyer at Henmans Freeth.

Jon Croxford, a personal tax planning specialist, has joined Meridian Private Client.

Nicola Weldon has been promoted to head of private client at Blocks Solicitors. Kim Caley has also joined the firm as a licensed conveyancer.

Bray & Bray solicitor Dawn White has been accepted as a member of the national association Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).

Chris Rawstron has been promoted at Irwin Mitchell as national head of corporate.

Clarke Willmott has promoted Iain Harrison to partner in commercial property. Philip Edwards and Rayner Grice have also joined the firm as partners.

Mills & Reeve has welcomed Clare Grice as head of the pensions team.

Birketts has named Mark Henry, a partner in the corporate services team, as head of the automotive industry group.

Bridget Redmond has been appointed as a joined managing partner with Margaret Austen at Willans.

Philomena Price has been appointed at Spratt Endicott as a partner in the employment team.

Clarke Willmott has welcomed legal executive Caroline Young and legal assistant Stacey Collins, they move with partner Rayner Grice into the family team. Balraj Kaur has also joined the firm’s commercial property team as an assistant solicitor.

Della Phillips, of The Smith Partnership, has achieved the Law Society’s children law accreditation.

Terry Jones solicitors has welcomed Peter Wilson to the firm’s business law department as a solicitor.

Marion Oliver and Sarah Lee have joined the conveyancing team at Spire Solicitors.

De Marco Solicitors has appointed Stuart Skelly and Katy Morgan as solicitors.

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