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Mills & Reeve has promoted Alison Bull and Deborah Clark to partner.

Pannone has promoted Brendan Hope and Julia Hamilton to partner whilst Damian Hodkinson, Madelene Holdsworth and Lisa Kelsall have been promoted to legal director. The firm has also promoted Martin Hudson and Heather Sanders to associate director and Victoria Gerezdi to senior manager. Paul Doyle has been promoted to manager.

Jonathan Kay has joined Darbys as partner and head of the North West commercial property team.

Pannone has promoted Peter Barnard, Stuart Beatson, Christopher Briggs, David Cook, Susan Ehlinger, Helen Gaskell, Siobhan Morrison and Naomi Rainey to associates.

Cindy Pickering has been appointed as an associate solicitor at Harrison Drury. She will lead the wills and probate team.

Irwin Mitchell has promoted Roy Beckett to regional managing partner in the business legal services division.

Nicky Collins has joined Browne Jacobson as commercial partner property.

David Joseph, Mike Kenyon, Mark Whittell and Sarah Sharpe have all joined gunnercooke as partners.

David Gray has been appointed as a non-executive board director at DWF.

Keoghs has welcomed Raphael Lawson as director of lifestyle insurance fraud and Damian Ward as partner.

Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Mark Haywood as managing partner of the real estate division.

Susan Hall has joined Clarke Willmott as a lawyer in the intellectual property team.

Richard Hepworth has joined Pannone as a partner in the corporate team.

Darbys Solicitors has welcomed Paul Edwards as a solicitor in the employment team.

Anthony Boon has joined Myers Lister Price as commercial property partner.

Linder Myers has promoted Simon Heapy and Rakhi Chowhan to partner.

Lee Jefcott has joined Brabners as senior associate in the employment team.

Taylors Solicitors has welcomed Ruth McCarthy as commercial property partner from Linder Myers.

Jenny Arnold has joined Turner Parkinson as a solicitor in the family team.
Forresters has welcomed associate Kate Cruse and patent attorney Sean Thomas to its growing Birkenhead office.

Victoria Zivkovic has joined Linder Myers as a partner in the corporate team.

Nimble Thompson, a former senior partner at Eversheds has been appointed as deputy chairman of the Institute of Directors.

Kuits Solicitors has welcomed Jamie Partridge as an associate in the corporate and commercial team.

Julie Stobart has become client services director at Eversheds. Meanwhile David Watkins has become head of the real estate practice group and James Batham has become head of the retail sector group.

Kennedys has recruited Claire Bushen as a partner.

TLT is opening a new office in Manchester staffed by partners Stuart Campbell and Emma Flower.

Dai Durbridge has joined Browne Jacobson as a partner in the education team whilst Dominic Buckley joins as an associate in the team.

Kathryn Turner has joined Express Solicitors as an associate partner in the clinical negligence team. Danielle Payne joins the firm as a criminal assault claims litigation executive.

Nexus has appointed Janet Fleming as director and head of family law.

Keith Etherington has joined Slater & Gordon as a solicitor advocate and civil mediator.

Kevin Murtagh has joined Freeman Fisher as a consultant.

Liz Bottrill has joined Merrick as a family specialist.

Kennedys has appointed Simon Taylor as a partner. The firm has also welcomed solicitor Andrew Martin and trainee solicitor Nick Spearing who join with Simon Taylor.

Bik-ki Irving, Karen Barker and Nicola McInnes have all joined SAS Daniels as partners.

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

Mark Davies has joined the insolvency team at Turner Parkinson as a partner.

Laytons has promoted Emma Gill to partner.

Jonathan Holden and Leonie Millard have both been promoted to partner by Forbes Solicitors.

Emily Williams has joined Irwin Mitchell as an associate in the planning team.

Stephen Roberts has joined Gateley as an associate in the corporate team.

Ramsdens has appointed Alastair Redfern as a solicitor in the commercial litigation team.

Julie Goulbourne has joined the environment team at Stephensons as a solicitor.

Taylors Solicitors has recruited Sharon Harrison as an associate in the corporate and commercial team.

Gregory Poole, Carrie Gilgun and Scott Parker have all been appointed as associates by Forbes Solicitors. The firm has also welcomed Kella Bowers back to the insurance team as an associate.

Stephensons has promoted Anna Sparrow, Heather Korwin-Szymanowska, Rob Zacal, Pauline Smith, Neil Smallwood, Lianne Tracey, Jill Rushton, Martyn Walsh, Carl Johnson, Laura Sheehan and Tom Mooney to associate.

Paul Collingwood has joined BHP Law as a solicitor in the private client team.

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