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Norton Rose Fulbright has welcomed Duncan Field as a partner and head of planning.

David Boyd has joined Eversheds Agile, the firm’s contract lawyer business. Simon Mead will also take the role as head of banking.

Tom Hibbert has been appointed as global head of commercial disputes at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain.

Niall McAlisterhas been welcomed at Olswang as a corporate partner.

Andrew Meads has been appointed at Reed Smith as a partner.

Bird & Bird has appointed Joanne Wheeler as a partner.

Marie-Caroline Frochot has been appointed at Lewis Silkin as a partner in the corporate department.

DWF has appointed partner Alan Owens to its national commercial litigation team.

Family law specialist Philippa Dolan has been appointed as a partner in the private client department at Collyer Bristow.

Morgan Lewis has welcomed Tim Corbett as a partner in the business and finance practice.

Farrer & Co has re-appointed Marianne Kafenaas a private client partner. Siobhan Jones has also been welcomed into the disputes team.

Gateley has appointed Daniel French as a partner in corporate recovery and restructuring.

Kate Lloyd has joined the pensions team as a partner at Gateley.

Geldards has announced that it proposes to acquire Robinsons Solicitors, which is based in Derby and Ilkeston.

Cozens-Hardy LLP has appointed Caroline Lindsell and Dan Evans as principals of the commercial property team.

Chattertons has appointed three new partners: Jonathan Blythe, Stephen Fielding and Paula Hurst.

Blocks Solicitors has promoted Demelza Butler to partner in family and matrimonial law.

Edward Hands & Lewis has acquired Pricketts.

Mills & Reeve has announced that family law solicitor Sue Brookes has qualified as a mediator.

Helen Gough has joined mfg Solicitors as a senior assistant in the farming and rural affairs team.

Howes Percival has appointed Nicola Curle as an associate in the property team.

BPE has welcomed associate solicitor Cara Forrest to the commercial property department. Laura Pitcher has also joined the department as a solicitor. Thomas Christie, Annie Pickering and James Morgan have been appointed as paralegals with the firm.

Harrison Clark Rickerbys has appointed Nicola Purveur as head of the Cheltenham residential property team.

Henmans Freeth has announced that personal injury senior associate Irvin Thobourne has been appointed as a chairman of the magistrates’ court in Buckinghamshire.

Cozens-Hardy LLP has appointed chartered legal executive Lisa Greeves as an associate in its trusts and probate department.

Lanyon Bowdler has welcomed newly-qualified solicitors Tim Roberts and Lucy Speed on completion of their training contracts with the firm.

Actons has appointed James Bolton and Pramila Meghani as associates.

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