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Mary Mundy has joined DAC Beachcroft as a senior solicitor.

Cobbetts has welcomed Claire Bartfield to the banking litigation team.

Harry Pratt has joined GT Law. He will head the new Leeds office of the firm.

Byron Swarbrick and Mike Hirst have joined Andrew Jackson as solicitors upon successful completion of their training contracts.

Edward Heaton has been promoted to associate by Mills & Reeve.

Clarion Solicitors has welcomed Dominic Blakeley as an associate in the dispute resolution team.

Rachel Cain and Lucy Argus have joined Unity Law.

Adam Tindall has joined Appleyard Lees as an associate in the mechanical team.

GT Law has appointed Harry Pratt to lead the firm’s new immigration service in Leeds.

Hannah Bates has joined Levi Solicitors as head of family law.

Andrew Jackson has promoted Byron Swarbrick and Mike Hirst to paralegals.

Rollitts has promoted Chris Crystal and Andrew Digwood to partner.

John Barker has joined Metis Law as equity partner. Richard Longton, Samantha Hamilton, Richard Clitherow have also joined the firm as solicitors whilst Naeem Siraj joins as a barrister.

Sarah Miles has joined Langleys Solicitors as commercial property partner.

Tim Wimbush has joined The Needle Partnership as a partner in the corporate/commercial team.

DAC Beachcroft has recruited Rebecca Pallot, an employment health lawyer, to its team.

Watson Burton has welcomed Joanne Sears as an associate in the real estate team.

Clair Douglas has been promoted to senior solicitor by Rollits.

McCormicks has recruited Philip Edmondson as a commercial litigation associate.

Phil Jones has joined the family team at Williamsons solicitors. Rachael Davis has joined the criminal team.

Caroline Acton has joined The Needle Partnership as an employment associate.

Langleys Solicitors has made a number of promotions: Samantha Gray becomes a senior associate whilst Debbie Harrison, Jennifer Grant, Steven Plummer, Janice Oxley, Susan Tindall and Carol Jessop have been promoted to associate. Helen Murphy and Lisa Gray have both been promoted to Chartered Legal Executive – associate. The firm has also welcomed David Chant as an associate in the dispute resolution team.

Lindsey Gairnster has joined Atherton Godfrey as a newly qualified solicitor upon successful completion of her training contract.

Deborah Powell has been named as head of the commercial team at Simpson Millar.

Cobbetts has promoted Julie Carr and Lucinda Peters to partner whilst Guy Jackson becomes practice group leader for business services. Andrew Flounders is now head of the Leeds office and Nick Carr has become a managing partner. Stephen Roberts, Jonathan Brooks, Sandip Singh and Kate Guilding have all been promoted to associate.

Rob Ripley, Louise Bush and Jacqui Johnson have been appointed as partners by Bridge McFarland.

Matt Ainsworth has joined Irwin Mitchell as a partner.

Hempsons has promoted Andrew Daly to partner.

Turner & Wall have recruited Melissa Murphy as head of family law.

Hempsons has promoted Heather Pearson and Richard Pickering to associate.

Dale Fawcett has been appointed as debt recovery executive at Clarion Solicitors.

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