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DAC Beachcroft has promoted to following to partner; Ros Ashcroft in regulatory & public law, Faye Fishlock and Cassandra Mitchell in the claims solutions group, Chris Morris in healthcare regulatory, Mike Pearce in corporate & commercial, Simon Thomas in commercial dispute resolution and Rob Williams in the claims solutions group.

CMS has appointed Zoe Burge as a partner in insurance and David Abel as a partner in real estate.

Foot Anstey has announced that employment partner Karen Bates has joined the firm’s board.

Dale Collins has been appointed as a partner in the regulatory practice at Browne Jacobson.

Curtis Whiteford Crocker has merged with Browner Milne-Davidson Solicitors to create a new firm Curtis BMD Solicitors in Tavistock. Anne Browner and Alexandra Milne-Davidson, formally of Browner Milne-Davidson remain at the firm.

Ian Downing has been appointed as a partner in the family team at GA Solicitors.

BLB Solicitors has appointed David Gazzard, Bruce Dyer and Richard Bowater as partners.

Beers LLP has promoted James Canning to managing partner. He takes over from Michael Hasler who continues as a senior partner. Sonia Hems has also been promoted to partner.

Gillian Kennedy-Smith has been appointed as a senior associate in the private client department at Clarke Willmott.

Foot Anstey has promoted a number of new legal directors and senior associates. The new legal directors are; Michelle Biddulph and Tim Jones in clinical negligence, Edward Venmore in property litigation and Stacey Bryant in mental capacity. The new senior associates are; John Catchpole, Zahir Nayani and Sarah Hale in commercial property, Alex Cross in commercial, Catherine Haugh and Rachel Warren in dispute resolution, Claire Leslie in clinical negligence, Shelly Morgan in employment and Kate Saunders in conveyancing.

Four solicitors have qualified at Lester Aldridge. They are Lucy Wadley in international probate, Ben Cobb and Jessica Maidment in real estate and Jade Philips in fast track debt. Oliver Phipps, an associate has also qualified as a notary public.

Sarah Jackson has been appointed as head of the family department at BLB Solicitors.

GA Solicitors has welcomed Julia Robson as a solicitor in the family team.

Jordans Corporate Law Limited has appointed automotive specialist Parvaneh Naseriyan as a solicitor.

Sonya Bassett has been promoted to partner at Coodes Solicitors.

Philip Askew has been appointed as an associate solicitor in the residential property department at Stone King. Sarah Eden has been welcomed as a solicitor in the dispute resolution team.

Natalia Sokolov, a construction and engineering solicitor at Thrings LLP, has been elected chair of the Association of Women in Property in the South West.

Jon Dobson has been welcomed as a senior associate solicitor in the dispute resolution team at Battens Solicitors.

Coodes Solicitors has welcomed Kirsty McAuley back to the firm as a member of the commercial team.

Trowers & Hamlins has promoted Rachel Carter as a partner in the housing and regeneration department.

Porter Dodson has appointed Victoria Walker as a partner in the commercial team.

Veitch Penny has announced that Catherine Rosewell has relocated to the Crediton office from Exeter.

Rebecca Rollinson and Emily Stark have been welcomed at Nalders Solicitors after completing their training contracts with the firm.

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