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Pannone has promoted two new partners among 23 across the firm. In the clinical negligence team Brendan Hope has become a junior equity partner and Julia Hamilton has been promoted from senior associate to fixed share equity partner. There have been three promotions from senior associate to Legal Director for Damian Hodkinson, (Court of Protection), Madelene Holdsworth, (industrial disease) and Lisa Kelsall (personal injury). In the business services teams, Martin Hudson and Heather Sanders have been promoted to associate director, Victoria Gerezdi to senior manager and Paul Doyle has become a manager. Eight solicitors have been promoted to sssociate including Peter Barnard (dispute resolution) Stuart Beatson (corporate recovery) Christopher Briggs (personal injury), David Cook (regulatory), Susan Ehlinger (commercial property) Helen Gaskell (wills, trust and probate) Siobhan Morrison (employment) and Naomi Rainey (family).

DAC Beachcroft has promoted Craig Godding to partner.

Andrew Harris and Paul Rimmer have joined DWF as partners.

Martin Caller and Geoff Marks have joined BBS Zatman as partners.

Alan Sturrock has joined DWF as a lawyer in the private client team.

Weightmans has made a number of promotions across their offices. In Manchester, Suzanne Milne and Mark Dunn have both been promoted to partner whilst in Liverpool Jonathan Hodgkinson and Matthew Williamson have both been promoted to partner.

Weightmans has promoted Christina McDonald, Claire Hollins, Daniel Butler, Gabrielle Brierley, Jennifer Douglas, Lindsey McCulloch, Lisa Spencer, Zoe Strong and Samantha Gittoes to associates.

Yorke Eaton has been appointed as legal director and head of North West private capital at Addleshaw Goddard.

Linder Myers has welcomed Paul Johnson and Sean Fitzgerald as partners in the corporate team.

Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Simon Prendergast as partner in the banking team.

Ian Stubbs and Nicola Buchanan have both been promoted to partner by Pinsent Masons.

Farleys has appointed Daniel Draper as equity partner.

Hill Dickinson has made a number of promotions: Matt Noon, Jonathan Anslow and Stuart Kempson have all been promoted to salaried members whilst Derek Millard-Smith, Brenda Wright and Stephen Edwards all become legal directors.

Mark Davies has joined Turner Parkinson as a partner.

Birchall Blackburn has appointed Clive Mackintosh as head of employment law.

JMW Solicitors has promoted Andrew Lilley to fixed equity partner and Jason Harwood to partner. Meanwhile Vicky Protano, Laura Hadzik, Melissa Garner and Michael Purvis have all been promoted to senior associate. The firm has also promoted Beth Reay, Joanne Daly, Paul Gotch, Jennifer Smith, Laura McHugh and Nick McAleenan to associate.

SAS Daniels has promoted Bik-ki Irving, Nicola McInnes and Karen Baker to partner. The firm has also promoted Kaye Whitby to head of the Chester office.

Julie Goulbourne has joined Stephensons as an environmental law solicitor.

Rebecca Brown and Jennifer Kerns have joined Hugh Jones Solicitors as solicitors.

Irwin Mitchell has welcomed Adam Barrett as a solicitor in the real estate team.

DLA Piper has promoted Laura Nadel, Tom Kelsall and Andrew McIlhinney to director whilst Louise Barber, Kyle Quinn, Jenna Clarke, Phil Williams and Ben Morton have all been promoted to senior associate.

Laytons has promoted Claire Beaumont and Emma Gill to partner.

Taylors Solicitors has welcomed Sharon Harrison to its corporate and commercial team.

Stephen Roberts has joined Gateley as an associate.

Turner Parkinson has promoted Emma Yates and Helen O’Neill to associate.

Stephensons has promoted Rachel Adamson, Rob Gore, Alistair Gregory, Claire Johns and Louise Hebborn to partner.

DWF has welcomed Suzanne Gregson as partner.

DAC Beachcroft has promoted Jo Bell and Liz Donnelly to associate

Celia Cullen and Simon Colvin have both been promoted to legal directors at Pinsent Masons.

Andrew Loach has joined Addleshaw Goddard as chief operating officer of the transaction services team.

Adam Farrell has qualified as a solicitor at Roberts Jackson following successful completion of his training contract.

Felicity Goldsbrough has joined Just Costs as a barrister.

Keoghs has welcomed Simon Winnard as director of healthcare fraud.

Henry Venables and Lisa Brown have joined James Maguire & Co as family lawyers.

Caroline Smith has joined Cartmell Shepherd as a newly qualified solicitor.

Abigail Fletcher has joined Coles Miller Solicitors as a newly qualified solicitor upon successful completion of her training contract.

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