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Weightmans has promoted Paul Horton as a partner in the family and private client team and Jonathan Lanigan as a partner in the large loss team in Manchester. Meanwhile, the firm has promoted marketing director Sarah-Jane Howitt, who has a non-legal background, as a partner based in Liverpool.

Nabarro has announced that a new Manchester office is opening and has recruited three real estate partners. These are; Mark Haywood, Nathan Jansen and Monica Brij.

Andrew Chamberlain has been appointed as national head of employment at DWF.

BLM has promoted the following to partner in the Manchester office; Catherine Mangham, Claire Opacic, Donna Rawding, Elaine Chan, Elizabeth Wallace, Lisa Jones, Natalie Puce, Nicholas Bond, Nigel Parker, Paul Wainwright, Rajesh Kanda and Sally Whalley. Matthew Hyam and Nikolas Stott have also been promoted to partner in the Liverpool office.

Ratio Law has appointed commercial property specialist, Nick Trowell, as a partner.

Hill Dickinson has appointed Rebecca Livesey as assistant solicitor following completion of her training contract with the firm.

James Clayton has joined the health team at Hill Dickinson.

Weightmans has made a number of associate promotions. In Liverpool they are: Shahida Jogi in family, Karen English in real estate, Alex Marler in professional risk, Stephen Evans in dedicated disease, Catherine Lloyd Jones in transport and Thomas Briggs in healthcare. In Manchester they are: Rhian Owen in corporate, Claire Foster in commercial insurance and Simon Forster in large loss.

David Taylor and Mike O’Brien have joined the criminal law team at Broudie Jackson Canter, a trading name of Jackson & Canter LLP.

Ciara Hannawin has joined the private client department at Birchall Blackburn.

BLM has promoted Amy Clarke, Kayes Syed, Lauren Gosnell, Rachel Markham, Sally Haselwood, Sarah Shorrock and Steve Sutton to associates in the Manchester office. Charlotte Cropper, Chris Larkin, Lucy Coleman and Rhonwen Barraclough have also been promoted to associates in the Liverpool office.

Burnetts solicitors has welcomed Tracy Ellison and Alistair Mason as solicitors in the commercial property team.

FDR Law has appointed Emma Allchurch, a conveyancing solicitor, and Alison Herdson, a conveyancing executive, as members of the residential property services team.

Jacqueline Lewis has been appointed at Ellis Fermor & Negus as a private client solicitor.

Clough & Willis has grown its Commercial Property team following the appointment ofOlivia Hepworth as an assistant solicitor. Olivia, who joins the firm from the Manchester office of Squire Sanders, will be working alongside David Leviten – partner and head of the department. She will be working on the complete range of commercial property services the firm offers, including; sales and purchases of land & property, development work as well as landlord and tenant cases. She will also be assisting the Residential Property team on certain matters.

Eversheds has promoted a number of lawyers to partner including Michael Buchanan, Alistair Cree, David McGuirk, Chris Pickens, Matthew Taylor and Jon Walters in the Manchester office.

Jonathon Crook has been welcomed at Irwin Mitchell as a partner. Christopher Perrin has also been promoted as a partner in real estate.

Sean Adams has been promoted as a partner in the recoveries services team at Shoosmiths.

Clyde & Co has promoted equity partner Chris Murray to senior equity partner in the insurance- casualty and healthcare team.

Hill Dickinson has welcomed Daniel Rubin and David Parry as partners.

Parabis Law has promoted a number of new partners, these are, Claire Dinoff in Greenwoods Solicitors, motor and Lorien Helm in Plexus Law, motor.

JMW solicitors has promoted Kelly Hindle, Katie Nolan, Daniel Harrison, Jane Faulkner, David Bondt, Richard Glover, Hannah Wightman, Sam McElroy and Caroline McCarron to associate.

Hillyer McKeown has promoted Caroline Jones as head of commercial property.

McHale & Co has appointed Matthew Bell as a partner in the litigation team.

Lucy Worrall has joined Forbes solicitors as a partner and head of housing and regeneration.

Mark Ridler has been appointed at Hill Dickinson as a legal director.

Shoosmiths has promoted Melanie Grimshaw and Lisa On-lam to senior associate.

Allan Pickup has been appointed at Vincents Solicitors as a solicitor in the family team.

JMW solicitors have made seven promotions to senior associate. These are; Nina Latham in corporate, Beth Reay and Angharad Hughes in clinical negligence, Tasnim Khalid in private client, Lee McGovern in head of new business unit, Angela Hince in personal injury and Vicky Burgess in corporate recovery and insolvency.

Helen Fletcher and John Ford have joined Scott Rees & Co.

Jo-Anna Jellings, Rebecca Fairclough, Jenny Kitchener, Jenny Hornby and Laura Wilson have completed their training contracts at Stephensons.

Simpson Millar has welcomed Nick Banks, James Thompson and Lindsay Clark as solicitor’s in the medical negligence team.

Michael Wright has been appointed at Hillyer McKeown as an associate solicitor in commercial property. Simone Barry has also joined as a legal executive in the company commercial team.

Gavin Wright has been appointed as CEO at Forbes solicitors.

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