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Brabners has welcomed two new partners: Lachlan Nisbet joins the Liverpool office from Hill Dickinson and Robert Turner joins from EOS Law.

David Cousen has joined PLS Solicitors from Fruhman Davies Livingstones. The firm has also welcomed Tricia Lonorgan as head of operations from Barnetts Solicitors.

Ward Hadaway has announced the appointment of healthcare lawyer Sheila Bennett from Hempsons.

Daniel Boulton joins Napthens from Lockett Loveday McMahon.

Mills & Reeve has announced four promotions within the firm: Matthew Chantler, Rachael Mongan, Richard Hawkridge and David Hawkins have all been promoted to senior solicitor.

Dan Sweeney has been appointed as commercial property partner at TLT. Dan joins from Hill Dickinson.

Daniel Liptrott from Eversheds has joined Squire Sanders as corporate partner.

Kuit Steinart Levy has appointed two new heads of department: Kevin McKenna from Weightmans takes the role of head of the employment team, while Katie McCann will lead the family team. Mark McKeating has also joined the firm from Hill Dickinson. The firm has also welcomed Mark Clayton into the employment team after completing his training contract.

Keoghs has announced the acquisition of three partners: commercial litigation specialist Anthony Mangham from Berrrymans, Mike Pope from Weightmans and Estelle Machell of Clyde & Co.

Myersons has celebrated the promotion of Andrew Brown and Joanne Henderson to partner.

Associate solicitor Rebecca O’Callaghan has joined Irwin Mitchell from DLA Piper.

Consultant David Moore has been welcomed to the family law team at SAS Daniels. The firm has also welcomed newly qualified solicitors Simon Dukes, Jamie Cooper and Martyn Heyes. Simon joins the family law team, Jamie joins the real estate team while Martyn joins the corporate team.

Birchall Blackburn has invited Kelly Hutton to join the catastrophic injury team following the completion of her training contract.

Garstangs Burrows Bussin has expanded its family law team with the appointment of Joanne Radcliff.

Alexander Davenport has returned to McCool Patterson Hemsi from Knights Solicitors.

Jennifer Crompton has been welcomed to the clinical negligence team at Slater & Gordon in Liverpool.

Scott Rees & Co has recruited personal injury solicitor Rachel Samba and Duncan Gibbins.

Patrick Kent who was formerly chairman of the Liverpool Citizens Advice Bureau has joined the finance team at GT Law.

Riverview has welcomed solicitors Sarah East, Ed Chan, Emma Walmsley, David Stalker and Heather O’Donnell to its team.

Liz Hughes, David Steel, Ian O’Neill, Paul Leather, Joanne Ford and Lindsay Savage have all been welcomed at Hugh Jones Solicitors from Pannone.

Nichola Morris has joined the private client team at Myerson.

Weightmans has welcomed former DWF partner Mark Poulston to its Liverpool office. The firm has also announced that Deborah Rawlinson will join the North West offices as an associate in the commercial property department.

Head of litigation John Lord will be joining TNT Solicitors from Irwin Mitchell.

Wilson Field has announced that Peter Connor has been appointed to head up its Manchester Office.

Sue Taylor has been welcomed to the clinical negligence team at Fletchers Solicitors from JMW.

Hillyer McKeown has announced that Paul Marsh from DWF will be joining the firm in November as partner.

Lucy Gallagher joins the insurance team of Clyde & Co.

Claire Fox and Robert Bennett have both received promotions at Horwich Farrelly to the position of partner. The firm has also welcomed Michael Deery as partner.

Ian Reid has been welcomed into the pensions team at Linder Myers Solicitors. Gareth Williams, who was previously based in Manchester, will also join the Chester office.

SAS Daniels has announced the appointment of Heath Adams as associate in the Congleton office.

David Southern and Raymond Green have both joined Linder Myers from Dickson Haslam.

Clough & Willis has announced that Chris Macwilliam will lead the firm’s new professional negligence service. It has also appointed Grahame Henry as an associate civil and commercial litigation solicitor

KBL has celebrated the promotion of Charlotte Withnell and the recruitment of Nick Horsfall. Charlotte becomes an associate within the family team, while Nick joins the commercial team from Garstangs.

Richard Williams from Walker Smith Way has joined Knights LLP as landed estates partner.

Allington Hughes has announced that Rod Spencer will join the team as a consultant.

Stephensons has welcomed Kate Hancock who has qualified into the housing law team.

Caroline Smith joins the dispute resolution team at Cartmell Shepherd.

Newly qualified litigation solicitor Hannah Bradley has joined Fielding Porter.

Nick Pickup and John Pickervance have joined the business law department at Forbes Solicitors.

Peter Barber formerly of DWF has joined the team at Land Law.

JMW has welcomed a number of solicitors to the team: Sara Bluston from Brabners LLP, Mona Niayesh from Ralli Solicitors, Ciaran Harper previously at Asons, Rachel Dudley from EMW Law, Emma Townley formerly of Southerns, Julian Rogozinski from Linder Myers and associate Paul Burton from DWF. The firm has also welcomed newly qualified solicitors Kate Wagstaffe, Stephen Reynolds and Nathan O’Connor.

Hill Dickinson’s Manchester office has grown with the recruitment of 16 new employees. This includes associates, newly qualified solicitors, trainees and apprentices across the employment, pensions, commercial litigation, health and fraud teams.

Turner Parkinson has announced the appointment of Paul Maglone from DWF as the firm’s new business development manager.

JMW has appointed newly qualified solicitor Nick Young within the medical negligence team following the completion of his training contract with the firm.

Stuart Sutton has joined Ward Hadaway as an associate.

Davis Blank Furniss – the Manchester & Glossop based law firm – is growing its core team following the appointment of two new solicitors: Charlotte Fielding will be focussing on dispute resolution work, whilst Laura Johnson is in the private client department. Both appointments follow the successful completions of their respective training contracts at the firm.

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