Movers & Shakers: Midlands



  • Gateley has appointed Dawn Reynolds as a partner in its real estate practice in Birmingham
  • Harrison Clark Rickerbys has welcomed corporate partner Tom Bartley- Smith to the firm
  • Lanyon Bowdler has appointed three new partners. Emma Broomfield,  Beth Heath and Sarah Whittall
  • FBC Manby Bowdler has appointed Andrew Wynne as senior partner with effect from 1 April 2020
  • Royds Withy King has appointed four new partners. In the firm’s Oxford office Vicky Hernandez joins the real estate team and Carl Selby joins the corporate team
  • Shoosmiths is moving to new offices at 100 Avebury Boulevard in Milton Keynes
  • Steeles Law has welcomed Jonothan Broadbent to its dispute resolution team
  • Martin Kaye Solicitors has appointed Sonia Gaddu to its employment law team in Telford
  • Brethertons has appointed Ruby Rai as a senior associate in the employment team
  • Greene & Greene Solicitors has announced a number of new appointments. Hugo Greer-Walker, Zöe Hodge, Jazmine Stemp, Richard Bate have all joined the firm
  • Kevin McManamon has joined Geldards as a senior associate


  • DAC Beachcroft has expanded its claims solutions business with the appointment of partner Adam Burrell, to head its national costs practice
  • DWF has appointed Mike Henman as a partner in the national fraud and financial crime team
  • Wright Hassall has made two promotions to partner,  Katie Alsop and Caroline Benfield
  • Greenwoods GRM has appointed partner Gareth Hughes as head of its private client team
  • The Wilkes Partnership has appointed Leenamari Aantaa-Collier as a partner and head of planning
  • Ringrose Law Solicitors has announced that John Knight, partner and head of the personal injury & medical negligence team, will become senior partner with effect from 1 May 2020
  • Spire Solicitors has promoted Rebecca Johnstone to partner in the private client department
  • Robert Webb, of Roythornes solicitors, has been admitted as a fellow of the Agricultural Law Association
  • Howes Percival has appointed Oliver Pritchard as a corporate and commercial partner
  • The residential conveyancing team at Terry Jones has joined forces with BPL solicitors limited and rebranded as Terry Jones Conveyancing, part of BPL solicitors limited
  • Birketts has announced the appointment of Rachel Astill as a senior associate in its corporate team
  • Birketts has announced the appointment of Claire Jones as a senior associate in its public sector team based in Ipswich
  • Wright Hassall has made a number of senior promotions: Laura Abbott, Gemma Rogers, Rebecca Mushing, Bhavika Mistry, Kalpesh Patel, Myles Bennett and Rachael Flannagan
  • Wright Hassall has appointed Jody Evans as director of risk and compliance
  • Thursfields has appointed American lawyer Katherine Hall to its Worcester office
  • Howes Percival has welcomed associate Robert Bradshaw to the firm from Holmes & Hills
  • Fraser Brown has welcomed Philippa Sanderson as a senior associate in the family department
  • Joanne Soar has been promoted to head of licensing at Fraser Brown Solicitors
  • Willans has appointed chartered legal executive Miranda Hawkes to its wills, trusts and probate team
  • Spire Solicitors has promoted Teresa Callender to senior associate in the private client department
  • Neves solicitors has welcomed senior associate Katy Williams to its commercial property team
  • Chris England, of Neves Solicitors, has qualified as a chartered legal executive
  • Lodders has appointed Theresa Spalding and Donna Bates as senior associates in the firm’s real estate practice
  • Chattertons has been joined by Michelle Cox, a property litigation specialist, in the Stamford office
  • Sills & Betteridge has appointed chartered legal executive Madeline Broddley in Lincoln


  • Nicola McNeely has been appointed as Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ head of technology
  • Wall James Chappell has made two partner promotions. Vic Younis has been promoted to partner and head of dispute resolution, whereas Deepa Patel has been promoted to partner and head of residential conveyancing
  • Knights Group Holdings plc has announced that it has agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of ERT Law, a commercial litigation law firm in Birmingham
  • The Smith Partnership has promoted Anna McLeod to partner in the clinical negligence team
  • Higgs & Sons has appointed Craig Ridge as a partner in the dispute resolution team
  • Parkinson Wright, a QualitySolicitors firm, has welcomed solicitor Sabrina Banga to the firm’s family law team in Worcester
  • Gallaghers has joined the FBC Manby Bowdler team
  • Nelsons has appointed Rachel Bushell as an associate in the residential conveyancing team based in the Derby office
  • Steeles Law has welcomed family specialist Sally Harris to the team
  • Rogers & Norton Solicitors has made two senior appointments. Catherine Shaw joins the commercial litigation team and Laura Savage has joined the family and matrimonial team specialising in all areas of family law
  • Smith Partnership has made two senior promotions. Danielle Upton and Liam Kreibich
  • Family law specialist Stacey Wraith has joined Sills & Betteridge in Scunthorpe to head up the emergency team
  • Tinsdills has announced that Amelia Blackhurst and Louise Williams have qualified as solicitors
  • Family law specialist Karen Willis has joined Woolley & Co and will serve clients across North and West Norfolk
  • Higgs & Sons has appointed Michelle Weaver as an associate in the private client team


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