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Paul Humphreys has joined Linder Myers as partner.

Turner Parkinson has promoted Michael Chapman to partner.

David Griffiths has joined Squire Sanders as partner in the pensions team.

Justine Clowes and Helen Kelly have both been promoted to partner by SAS Daniels.

Shoosmiths has promoted Sean Adams to senior associate.

Andrew Rimmer and Emma Judge have joined Darbys Solicitors.

Andrea James has joined George Davies as an associate.

Bill Lister has joined Heatons as an intellectual property and media partner.

Laytons Solicitors has recruited Stephen Robinson as partner in the employment team.

Pannone have promoted the following lawyers to junior equity partner: Samantha Blackburn, David Brown, Beverley Darwent, Nicola Marchant, Fiona Wood and salaried partners Sara Teasdale and Zia Ullah. Vicky McLynn and Amy Chandler have both been made up to fixed share partners whilst Caroline Dawson-Gerrard becomes a legal director.

Sarah Teal has joined Shoosmiths as partner to establish a restructuring and insolvency team in Manchester.

Kuits has recruited Paul Bricknell as an associate and Michael Forrester as an intellectual property solicitor.

The firm has also promoted Claire Meyers, Felicity Harris-Knott, Greg Philips and James Wall to associates.

Jon Andrews is heading up the new occupational disease team at Linder Myers.

DLA Piper has promoted Claire Bell and Andrew Davies to partner.

Taylors has recruited Grahame Love as an associate in the insolvency and business recovery team.

Edward Kitchen, Helen Maguire and Kaleel Anwar have all joined Russell Jones & Walker.

Gunnercooke has recruited corporate finance specialists Greg Sher and Nick Ducker to the team.

Mark Niven has joined Salehs as commercial property partner.

Turner Parkinson has recruited Stephen Hadlow as a partner in the corporate team.

David Poots has joined George Davies Solicitors as a corporate solicitor whilst Catherine Kay has been promoted to partner.

DAC Beachcroft has recruited Sean Caldwell to its commercial services team.

DLA Piper has promoted Claire Bell, Andrew Davies and Jeff Vernon to partner.

Mark Broadhead has joined O’Connors Solicitors as non-executive chairman.

Karen Piontek has joined Harrison Drury’s commercial property team.

Adam Bromley and Ridwaan Omar have both been promoted to partner by Forbes Solicitors.

RJW has recruited Edward Kitchen, Kaleel Anwar and Helen Maguire to its family team.

Maxwell Hodge has appointed Simon Leyland as its new managing partner.

Nick Carr has been elected as the new managing partner of Cobbetts.

Heatons has recruited David Leviten as a partner in the real estate team.

Steve Hartley is now head of the corporate commercial team at Pearson Hinchliffe.

Weightmans has recruited Stewart Harper as a consultant in the insurance department.

Nadia Kerr has joined Forster Dean as head of personal injury.

Slater Heelis has recruited David Bevan as an associate in the private client team.

Denny Payton has joined Irwin Mitchell as a partner in the motor team. Meanwhile Jonathan Betts has become a member and Tom Seabrook has been promoted to partner.

It has been announced that Mike Brown it the new national senior partner at Berrymans.

Jonathan Davage has joined Bermans as a partner.

Gateley has recruited Joanne Radcliffe as a solicitor in the family team.

Alison Butler has joined the insolvency team at Bermans.

Michael Wolstencroft and Saima Zaman have both been retained by Roberts Jackson Ltd following successful completion of their training contracts.

JMW has recruited Marc Yaffe as partner in the commercial litigation team whilst Graeme Danby has been recruited as head of debt recovery. Itohan Odekundle has joined the corporate team as a solicitor with Yvonne Li joining as a solicitor in the intellectual property team. James Brown and Sam Hall have both been promoted to partner in the family team.

JMW has also made a number of promotions. They are: Jane Bedford-McLaren, Jean Ward and Deborah Parkinson who have all been promoted to senior associate and Louise Shepherd, Steven Brown, Nina Latham and Lee McGovern who have all been promoted to associate.

Berg has recruited Chris Longbottom and Kim Freeman-Smith.

Neil Myerson has appointed Andrew Brown as senior solicitor in the corporate team. Claire Critchley and Philip Ball have joined the firm as solicitors as well as Rachel Lee who is a trainee solicitor.

Michael Boyd has joined DWF as head of the healthcare team.

EAD Solicitors has appointed four new partners. They are: Georgia Briscoe, Paul Currie, Chris MacNaughton and Sarah Williams.

A number of new recruits have joined Just Costs Solicitors. They are: James Toland, Aaron Hurst, Jenny Macardy, Adele Brett, Erica Thompson, Simon Gayfer, Robert Boyd, Joe Bardoe, Anamika Jagota, Paula Burnett, Ryan Taylor, Sam Hayman, Dean Manoranjan, Nayna Vekaria and Charlotte Knight.

David Mayor has been promoted to associate in the personal injury team at Forbes Solicitors.

Pannone has recruited Kate Burke as business development manager for the Affinity Solutions division.

Richard Corran is the new regional office head for Pannone in Manchester.

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