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Addleshaw Goddard has promoted managing associate Vicky Niescier to partner in the real estate

Sean FitzGerald and Paul Johnson have been appointed as corporate partners at Ward Hadaway.

Michelle Shean has been appointed at Field Fisher Waterhouse as an insolvency partner.

Charles Hansford has been welcomed at Brabners as a commercial property partner.

Knights LLP has appointed a number of new partners these are; Victoria Jones in commercial property, Anton Stirrett in corporate, Joanne Shelley in IP and Elisabeth Pugh in family.

James Driver has joined Freeths as a partner in the construction team.

Gunner Cooke has promoted the following to partner; Hannah Beko, Rob Fawke, Steve Esmond and James Nicholls.

Butcher & Barlow LLP has opened a new office in Northwich and welcomed Mike Bracegirdle to head up the agricultural team. Meanwhile, Graham Gigg, a partner with the firm, is relocating to the new office.

Tracey McCambridge has been promoted at Fieldings Porter to associate in conveyancing.

Gillian Rigby has joined Garstangs Burrows Bussin as a family law solicitor.

Cartmell Shepherd has promoted Mike Little to associate and head of commercial property.

Clarke Willmott has promoted employment lawyer Emma Hamnett to partner.

Lee Gordon has been welcomed at Weightmans as a planning partner who is also national head of planning.

Alastair Lomax has been appointed at TLT as a partner in the banking and restructuring team.

Sean Joyce has been appointed as a new managing partner at Stephensons. He succeeds Martin Jones who has retired after 16 years as a partner, but continues as a consultant.

Philip Richardson has been promoted at Stephensons Solicitors as an employment partner.

Andrew Holden has been promoted at Napthens as a partner.

Linder Myers’ corporate recovery team has joined Taylors Solicitors in Manchester. Mark Dennis joins as a partner, as do James Haigh and Peter Crewe.

Liz Sweeney has joined Shoosmiths as a partner along with Ruth Evans who has been appointed as a banking associate. Carol Isherwood and Laura Harper have also joined the firm’s intellectual property team.

DWF’s Manchester-based financial services litigation team is moving to join TLT. The team consists of DWF partner Richard Webb, who joins as a consultant. Associates Lynsey Robinson and David Robinson are joining along with paralegal Michelle Rylance and administrator Claire Chadwick.

Stephen Taylor Heath has joined Ward Hadaway as a consultant.

Mills & Reeve has welcomed Heather Leese as a solicitor in the property team.

Stephen Bell has been welcomed at Napthens as a solicitor in the commercial property team.

George Dennis has been appointed at Taylors Solicitors as a paralegal in the corporate recovery team.

Serious injury lawyer Bilal Hussain has been welcomed at Scott Rees & Co.

Cassell Moore has welcomed Louise Berry as head of wills, trusts and probate.

Stephensons has appointed three new associates. These are: Danielle O’Neill in the personal injury team, Nicola McDaid in the family team and Lesley Davies in the marketing team.

Philip Thompson has been appointed at Stowe Family Law LLP as a solicitor.

Sarah Davis has been appointed at Vincents Solicitors as a solicitor in the family team. Peter Hibbitt has also been welcomed as the practice manager.

John Kitchingman has joined Price Slater Gawne as a consultant in the clinical negligence.

Clinical negligence specialist John Kitchingman has joined Price Slater Gawne as a consultant.

Daniel Woodcock has been welcomed at Turner Parkinson as an associate in the real estate team.

Cassell Moore has welcomed Caroline Hamilton and Sara Ismail as solicitors in the family team.

Karen Grayson has joined Your Legal Friend as a member of the group litigation team.

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