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James Kerrigan has been appointed as head of the corporate practice at DLA Piper. He takes over from Jonathan Watkins who has been elected to the board.

DAC Beachcroft has promoted Nick Beko in real estate and Harald Loeffler in commercial dispute resolution as partners.

Sam Airey and Patricia Grinyer have been appointed as partners at Weightmans.

Pannone Corporate has launched a regulatory and compliance practice with the appointment of partner Tristan Meears-White to lead the department.

Martin March has been appointed as a banking & restructuring partner at TLT.

Stephen Lewis has been welcomed at Freeths as a partner in the real estate team.

Napthens has promoted Sarah Barnes to partner in the residential property team.

Farleys Solicitors has appointed Ian Brunt as an equity partner in the family law team.

Butcher & Barlow has appointed Alex Sandland as a partner.

BLM has appointed the following to associate; Jemma Curran, Claire Fitzgerald, Jennifer Forster, Mark Hanson, Gemma Harris, Dean Holmes, Katherine Lees, Kirsty Macdonald, Angela Moseley, Rebecca Pentecost, Sarah Quire, David Rainey, Natassia Sharratt, Catherine Smith, Angela Smith, Gonda Van Laar and Nigel Wood.

Linder Myers has welcomed Samantha Smith as a clinical negligence solicitor. Megan Christie has also been welcomed as a solicitor in the Court of Protection department.

Jonie Little has been appointed as a solicitor in the commercial property team at Napthens.

Addleshaw Goddard has promoted the following to partner; Catherine Fearnhead in real estate, Andy Green in corporate, Phil McGough in commercial, Mike Potter in TST and Colette Withey in real estate.

Pinsent Masons has promoted corporate lawyer Andrew Phillips to partner in the corporate department.

Paul Bennett, professional practices and employment partner at Aaron & Partners, has been appointed as augural chair of the Law Society’s Small Firms Committee.

BLM has re-elected Mike Brown as its senior partner for a further three years.

Jade Chan has been appointed as a corporate tax lawyer at Hill Dickinson.

Your Legal Friend has appointed Tracey Graham as director of industrial disease.

Neil Crossley has been welcomed at Hilary Meredith Solicitors as a clinical negligence solicitor.

Brabners LLP has appointed Hannah Carter, Karen Beddow and Heather Morris to its property solutions team.

Judy Bell has been welcomed at Bromleys Solicitors as a solicitor in the family department. Rachael Barrett has also joined as a member of the court of protection team.

Anna Wilson has been promoted to head of costs at Asons. Rob Collington has also been promoted to head of finance.

Laura Heywood has been appointed as a solicitor in the criminal law team at Vincents Solicitors.

Jessica Greenhalgh has qualified as a solicitor with Davis Blank Furniss.

Canter Levin & Berg has welcomed Eve McGowan as an associate solicitor in the family law team. Rachel Hepple has also joined as a fee earner.

Deborah Parkinson has been appointed at Fieldings Porter as head of the personal injury team.

Angela Moores has been welcomed at Harold Stock & Co as head of family law.

Trowers & Hamlins has promoted Matthew Holbrook to partner in the real estate department.

Helen Ashton has been appointed at Leigh Day as a partner and head of its asbestos litigation team.

Hugh Jones Solicitors has promoted Elizabeth Hughes and Carol McBride to director.

Dermot Preston has been appointed as a partner in the insolvency and corporate restructuring team at Pannone Corporate.

Caroline Rooks and John Petrie have both been promoted to partner in the conveyancing department at McCarthy Bennett Holland.

Mills & Reeve has launched a technology team in the Manchester office which will be led by associate, Paul Knight.

James Robbins, solicitor at Harrison Drury LLP, has gained insolvency practitioner status after passing the Joint Insolvency Examination Board exams.

David Evans has been appointed as a solicitor in the injury team at Stephensons.

McHale & Co has appointed Malcolm Horner and Adam Horner to the bodily injury department.

Hugh Jones Solicitors appointed Fiona Ludkin, Tom Young and Sam Firth to the private client and Court of Protection teams.

Blackstone Solicitors has promoted Sarah Townsend to associate in the commercial litigation department.

Charlotte Turner has qualified into the litigation team at Blackstone Solicitors.

McCarthy Bennett Holland has welcomed Gillian Lavelle to lead the family practice.

Napthens has announced that Victoria Taylor is moving to the firm’s Blackburn office to join the wills and estate planning team.

Pamela Thorniley has been welcomed at Maxwell Hodge to lead the family law team. Elizabeth Foggin has also joined the firm’s lifetime planning department as a solicitor.

Silks Solicitors has welcomed Emma Jones as a solicitor in the residential conveyancing department. Emma Truslove has also joined the commercial team.

Mark Tempest has been welcomed at Fletchers solicitors to lead the high value medical injury unit.

Rebecca Fan has been appointed as head of the commercial property department at Paul Crowley & Co.

Maxwell Hodge has welcomed Sarah Healey as a paralegal in the clinical negligence department.

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