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Davis Blank Furniss has appointed Rudi Kidd as a consultant solicitor specialising in Entertainment, Media, Sports and Intellectual Property law. His new role will see him grow the firm’s work within the music, film, television, sports, fashion and IT industries on both contentions and non-contentions matters.

JMW solicitors has appointed commercial property partner Thomas Cressey to the firm from SAS Daniels.

DAC Beachcroft has appointed Paul Ellaby as a corporate partner.

Weightmans has re-elected John Schorah and Dan Cutts as managing partner and senior partner respectively.

TLT has appointed a five-strong corporate and commercial team from Millbank Edge LLP, including corporate partners Ian Roberts and Andrew Needham and commercial partner Pauline Cowie.

Gunnercooke has appointed Stephen Pearson as a commercial property and business partner. He has experience in commercial property and business affairs, residential conveyancing and wills, trusts and probate.

Linder Myers has expanded its commercial property team with the appointment of Anne Dobie as a partner.

Browne Jacobson has expanded its health team as Rebecca Fitzpatrick joins as a partner. She has over 20 years’ experience and expertise in general healthcare law.

Ruth Heap, head of Hillyer McKeown’s wills, trusts and estates department, has been promoted to partner.

Irwin Mitchell has employed two associates. Ian Mylrea joins the pensions team and has experience of advising companies, trustees, and insurers on pensions; whilst Patricia Banno-Thornton joins the real estate team. She has experience in non-contentious real estate matters.

Mills & Reeve has promoted Fay Clifford to principal associate in the corporate and commercial team, and Anna Moore to principal associate in the private client team. Also, Emma Harrison in the insurance disputes team and Jessica Mistry in the employment team are promoted to senior associate.

TLT has made a number of appointments, the first being Matthew Forrest who joins as a legal director and specialises in real estate litigation. Elizabeth Delaney also joins as a legal director from DWF. Helen Daley joins as an associate in the projects, infrastructure & construction team, also joining as associates are Kelly Harvey and Hannah Wightman.

Browne Jacobson has expanded its health team. Claire Batchelor joins as a consultant. She has more than 27 years’ experience advising clients on complex high-value clinical negligence litigious matters.

Gateley plc has appointed associate solicitor Susan Ehlinger to its planning team. She has specialised in planning law for more than six years.

Napthens has appointed debt recovery executive Lucy Bailey to the firm.

Scott Rees & Co. has appointed three new solicitors: Julie Alman is a personal injury lawyer; Steven Morse is a personal injury solicitor; and Tekena Bobmanuel is also a personal injury solicitor.

McHale & Co has appointed Roberto Lavorini as head of its private crime and regulatory department.

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