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Guy Forster has been welcomed as a medical negligence partner at Irwin Mitchell. Gavin Faber has also been welcomed as a partner in the contentious trust and probate team.

Harrison Clark Rickerbys has launched a specialist elderly client team.

Colin Jones has been appointed at Hewitsons as a managing partner specialising in construction law.

Paul Bennett, partner at Aaron &Partners, has been appointed to the Law Society’s Small Firms Committee.

Clinical negligence specialists Emma Zukowska and Julie Hardy, of Barratt Goff & Tomlinson, have both achieved APIL accreditation.

Mark Satterly has been welcomed at Barr Ellison as a partner in corporate and commercial.

Match Solicitors has announced that it is expanding into Birmingham by opening a new office in One Victoria Square.

Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors has been joined by town and country planning and development lawyer David Barton and his team from Williams & Co in Ampthill.

Stephanie Howe of Howes Percival has been higher level specialist by Resolution.

Browne Jacobson has appointed Emmett Maginn, Fiona Brownsword and Laura Liversedge as solicitors in the health team.

Alexandra Pilc has been appointed at Ashton KCJ as a solicitor in commercial property.

Grace Quinn has been welcomed at Henmans Freeth as a solicitor in the private client team.

Greenwoods Solicitors LLP has appointed Emily Pumfrey as a newly-qualified solicitor. Kate Spendiff has also joined as a solicitor.

Stephen Wilson has qualified as a solicitor and has joined the real estate team at Leathes Prior.

Duncan Lewis has appointed Arif Iqbal, Zaheer Ahmed Khan and Kamal Preet Shergill as new crime duty solicitors. Richard O’Hagan has also joined as a consultant solicitor in the child care department.

Cheryl McSheen-Bailey has been welcomed at Enoch Evans as a senior solicitor in the probate, tax and trusts department. Jade Cranch has also joined as a criminal paralegal.

Dawn White has been appointed as an assistant solicitor in the private client team at DBS Law.

Rita Patel has been welcomed at Spearing Waite as a residential conveyancing associate.

Holly Smith has been welcomed as a senior associate in commercial property at Buckles Solicitors LLP.

Anthony Collins Solicitors has welcomed Cliff Mills as a consultant in the governance and commercial team.

Neil Hobden has been appointed as a partner in family at Shoosmiths.

Adrienne Copithorne has been promoted to partner at Richard Buxton. Lisa Foster has also been appointed as a partner.

Rogers & Norton has acquired Nicholas Daykin Solicitors.

Rebecca Calden-Storr has been welcomed at Shoosmiths as a solicitor in the family team.

Birketts has welcomed Matthew Gowen as a barrister in the corporate and criminal defence team.

Birketts has welcomed the following into the corporate team: Karl Pocock as a senior associate; Kitty Rosser and Paul Palik as associate; as well as Nikki Reid as a solicitor upon qualification.

Carly Weyman has been welcomed at Harrison Clark Shawcross as a family associate.

Thursfields has announced a new technology, entertainment and media sector team. Stuart Price will lead the team.

Andrew & Co has promoted Sue Leadbeater, Helen Bell and Jo Sworder to associate.

Kate Hickey has been welcomed at Willans as an associate in the company commercial team.

Rothera Dowson has welcomed barrister Olivia Maginn to its transport team.

Hannah Young has qualified into the litigation team at Woodfines.

Jane Pearsey has been welcomed as head of commercial property at Ringrose Law Group.

Penningtons Manches has welcomed William Axtell as a corporate partner.

Cartwright King has announced its merger with The First Law Partnership from January 2015.

Harrison Clark Rickerbys has promoted Claire Thompson to partner in employment and Rob Cobley and David Bayliss as partners in the commercial department.

Julie Park has been appointed as a partner in the catastrophic injury department at Keoghs.

Chet Desai has been appointed as a child care manager Cartwright King.

Paul Grundy has been promoted to associate at Harrison Clark Rickerbys in the insolvency department.

Glyn Morris has become the first non-lawyer partner at Higgs & Sons following the authorisation by the Solicitors Regulation Authority for it to become an ABS.

Tom Evans has been appointed as an associate solicitor in the private client department at Thursfields. Mandeep Landra and Jane Salmon have also joined as assistant solicitors.

Liz Stevens has joined Birketts as a professional support lawyer in employment law.

Chattertons has appointed Matthew Worley as a solicitor in the commercial and agricultural property.

Lynda Richards has been appointed as an associate in the wills, trusts and tax team at Aaron & Partners.

Lodders has appointed Caroline Nemecek as an associate in the estates and agricultural team.

Bernard Shepherd has joined Clark Brookes Turner Cary as a consultant solicitor specialising in private client and property work.

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