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Chris MacCafferty has joined SAS Daniels as head of litigation.

Stuart Smith and Jonathan Watts have joined the Manchester office of Hill Dickinson as partner in the fraud unit and legal director in motor litigation respectively.

Weightmans has promoted Martin Vincent to partner in its Manchester office. Charlie Williams and Mandy Higgins have also been promoted to partner in the Liverpool office. Anna Kerrane and Ciaran McNamara are both promoted to associate in Manchester whilst Emmet Boyce, Jon Gregson, Emma Rice, Dewi Ap-Thomas and Victoria Wright have been promoted to associate in Liverpool.

Michael Devlin, Anthony Jones and Jonathan Hall have been promoted to associate by Chafes.

Ray Clarke has joined Weightmans in Liverpool as a consultant in the regulatory team whilst Shahida Jogi has joined the wills, trusts tax and probate team.

Bermans has appointed corporate specialist Jonathan Davage as a partner in its Manchester office.

Annabel Lees has joined Beesley and Company Solicitors to set up an employment department.

Berg has appointed Ian Brownhill as its first ever finance director.

Laura Parkinson has joined SAS Daniels as business development director.

JMW Solicitors has appointed Chris Proctor as a partner in its business crime and regulation team together with Laura Hadzik who has joined as a solicitor in the team.

Cobbetts has announced two partners are leaving to join Canadian firm Gowlings. Andrew Wright and Charles Bond together with four members of the natural resources team will move at the end of February.

Seb Wright has been promoted to debt recovery case manager by Clough & Willis.

Laurence Pritchard has joined Weightmans as head of competition law.

Chris Gawne of Pannone has been appointed to the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel.

Martin Hallam has joined Gunnercooke as real estate partner.

Davis Blank Furniss has appointed Anita Shepherd as a family solicitor/ collaborative lawyer at its Glossop office. She joins from Glaisyers and she has previously worked at Daniels Solicitors in Macclesfield. The firm has also launched its new HR Support department which is headed up by Anna Bunting, partner.

Max Withington, Jared Mallinson and Anna Poynton have all been promoted to partner by Horwich Farrelly.

Philip Thomson of Butcher and Barlow has been appointed to the Law Society’s advanced family law panel.

JMW hse recruited Katie Nolan as a solicitor in its clinical negligence team and Lois Rowland as a nurse paralegal.

Gareth Roberts has joined Turner Parkinson as an associate in the employment team. Helen O’Neill also joins the firm in its commercial property team.

Gareth McIntegart has joined DLA Piper’s Liverpool office as a partner.

Gillian Graveson has joined the family and matrimonial team at Birchall Blackburn.

Christine Branton has joined the transport and logistics team at Kennedys.

Michelle Levin will head up the new claims against a professional team at Levi Solicitors.

Caroline Cockill-Guy has been promoted to partner at Butcher & Barlow.

Peter Littlewood of Chafes is now a Resolution accredited specialist in family law.

Robert Freeman has joined Butcher & Barlow as financial controller.

Anthony Jones and Michelle Simpson of Chafes are now both Resolution accredited.

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