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  • Family lawyers Catherine Jones and Beth Wilkins are leaving Pannone after a combined 45 years at the Manchester firm to join city centre rival JMW
  • Cumbria based Burnetts Solicitors has promoted Richard Miller, who is head of agribusinesses and a member of its energy team, to partner
  • Turner Parkinson has bolstered its family team with the arrival of Michael Chapman. He joins as an associate and will become a partner in May next year
  • Real estate lawyer Emma McGlinchey has left Gateley in Manchester to join Aaron & Partners as a partner based in Chester
  • DLA Piper has recruited John Gollaglee as a legal director in the regulatory practice to work across its Liverpool and Manchester offices. He joins from Pannone, where he was a partner for six years
  • Weightmans has appointed Jessica Mistry as an employment solicitor in its Liverpool office
  • Clough & Willis has strengthened its private client team with the appointment of Helen Webster as head of department. She joins the Bury firm from Walker Morris in Leeds
  • Gateley has appointed lawyer and immigration ¬specialist Rizwana Ishaq. She joins as a senior associate from Eversheds, where she was an associate
  • Oglethorpe, Sturton and Gillibrand has made two new hires. Corporate lawyer Jennifer Grabowski has joined the firm along with commercial property lawyer Kate who comes from Gordons in Leeds
  • Forbes solicitors has promoted Olivia Hart to associate solicitor in the insurance team
  • Gregory Abrams Davidson in Liverpool has recruited Debbie Peacock to its clinical negligence team
  • Brabners Chaffe Street has promoted new partners in its Liverpool and Manchester offices. Family law expert Lindsay Yateman has been promoted from associate in Liverpool and Simon Leigh, who is based in Manchester, specialises in commercial litigation
  • Myers Lister Price Solicitors is expanding its litigation department with the appointment of commercial litigation expert, Paul Hatton. He joins from KBL Solicitors in Bolton and will be specialising in commercial litigation and dispute resolution
  • Shoosmiths has poached Shaun McCabe from rival Browne Jacobson, where he headed the East Midlands banking team. McCabe will act for banks, other funders and corporate borrowers on transactions including real estate finance, refinancings and restructures.

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