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Movers & Shakers: Midlands

2013

December

  • Freeth Cartwright has announced a number of appointments within its Leicester office. Mukesh Patel has been announced as the new managing partner, whilst Harjit Saund becomes senior associate and Emma Tattersdill joins the planning team.
  • Neil Gosling has joined Shoosmiths as a senior associate.
  • Alisa Roberts has joined Weightmans as a partner.
  • Commercial health partner Gayle Curry has joined the team at Mills & Reeve.
  • Private client partner Ian Bond has joined Higgs and Sons.
  • Peter Hubbard has been appointed as senior partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors.
  • Blake Lapthorn has announced the promotions of Liz Brownsell and Alison Craggs to the position of associate. Gavin Holt has also received a promotion to the position of senior executive.
  • Neil Jinks has joined DWF as a director in its recoveries team.
  • Chet Desai has joined Cartwright King as senior associate in the family team.
  • Spearing Waite has welcomed Katherine Cooke and Stephanie Kyriacou as solicitors following the successful completion of their training contracts.
  • Gary Dalton has joined Higgs & Sons as a solicitor in the employment team.
  • Joanna Wilson has joined Nelsons as an associate in the private client team.
  • Barr Ellison has welcomed Paul Cooper as consultant and Adam McDonagh as a paralegal.
  • Rob Wetton, Manesha Ruparel and James Close have joined Bhatia Best as solicitors whilst Aleksandra Cebula joins the firm as a paralegal.
  • Calum Nisbet has been promoted to the position of associate director at DBS Law.
  • Toby Burnett has joined Langleys as a solicitor.
  • Andrew & Co Solicitors has welcomed Orla Lowe, Hannah Bell, and Caroline Siddiquee as solicitors.
  • Blake Lapthorn has recruited James Simpson as an employment partner.
  • Clare Tierney has joined Talbots Solicitors as a commercial property lawyer.
  • Roythornes has welcomed Jeremy Stanton as an associate solicitor in the commercial property team. Kavita Rana, Jemal Deo and Claire Hindmarsh have also joined as solicitors.
  • Irwin Mitchell has promoted Emma Rush, Clare Pearson, Rebecca Franklin and Jas Dubb to associates.
  • Bevan Brittan has promoted Melissa Doody as an associate in the commercial dispute resolution team and Avinder Sidhu as an associate in the clinical risk team.
  • Digby Morgan has re-joined Trowers & Hamlins as a senior associate in the housing team. Kate Davies and Jennifer Dalby have also joined the team as solicitors.
  • Thursfields has appointed Debbie Brown as a specialist in employment law and Mohammed Qasim as a litigator in the commercial team.
  • Stone King has welcomed Tamsin Eastwood as a senior associate in the corporate department.
  • Rothera Dowson has appointed Angie Adams as a solicitor in the residential property team, Hannah Howe as a solicitor in the wills team, and Leon Messam as a paralegal in the family law team.

November

  • Cartwright King has announced the appointment of Chet Desai as senior associate from Bhatia Best.
  • Katherine Cooke and Stephanie Kyriacou have been appointed positions at Spearing Waite following being awarded their qualifications.
  • Wright Hassall has welcomed Caroline Bates and Helen Strong to the private client team. Caroline joins as partner and Helen joins as solicitor.
  • Peter Hubbard has been announced as the new senior partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors.
  • Kennedys has expanded its professional indemnity team with the acquisition of solicitors Alison Siniver and Joanne Lewis from Browne Jacobson. The firm has also welcomed trainee solicitor Emily Huva from Browne Jacobson.
  • Weightmans office has appointed civil litigation specialist Ailsa Roberts as partner within the Birmingham office.
  • Andrew Herring formerly of Greenberg Traurig has joined the transport team at Eversheds as partner.
  • Morgan Cole has announced that Penny Rinta Suksi from Bevan Brittan will join the commercial team as partner.
  • Private client solicitors Fiona Debney and Cheryl McSheen-Bailey join Clarke Willmott from Challinors, along with legal executive Anne Gillespie and paralegal Felicity Rackshaw.
  • George Green has announced the recruitment of Paul Kettle from Rees Solicitors. Paul will join as associate in the real estate team.
  • Associate solicitor Ruth Ball has been welcomed to the commercial team at The Smith Partnership.
  • Amanda Pillinger has been announced as the new head of the human resource’s service at Thomas Guise.
  • DWF has welcomed Neil Jinks from Marston Group to the recoveries team based in the firm’s Birmingham office.
  • The personal injury team at Emsleys is set to grow with the acquisition of associate solicitor David Morris from Simpson Millar and Sean Morley from Horwich Farrelly Solicitors.
  • DBS Law has confirmed that Calum Nisbet will be joining the team as associate director.
  • MFG Solicitors has announced that it will be retaining two of its trainee solicitors following the completion of their training. Alexandra Phillips joins the agriculture team while Sophie Millard joins the corporate team.
  • Solicitors Leonie Salter, Eliza Kwok and Rebecca Green have all been welcomed into the professional indemnity team at Mills & Reeves. Paralegal Kelly Hughes has also been recruited into the team.
  • Steeles Law has recruited Robert Hickford, who has recently qualified, to the employment team.

October

  • Corporate specialist Mark Beardmore has joined Eversheds from DLA Piper.
  • Lanyon Bowdler has announced the promotions of Praveen Chaudhari, Lucy Small and Andrew Pegg to partner, along with the recruitment of David Foden who will lead the residential property department. The firm has also announced that Colin Spanner will become the new head of family.
  • Shoosmiths has announced that Jeremy Bouch will join its regulatory team in Birmingham.
  • Veale Wasbrough Vizards has expanded its charity team with the recruitment of Penelope Byatt and Clare O’Brien - both from DWF.
  • Thomas Horton LLP has celebrated the promotion of Kirsty Elvins and Katie Oliver to associate, along with the retention of Harinder Bains into the business services team following the completion of his training contract. The firm also announced that Malford Harris will be joining as head of business services from Challinors.
  • Commercial property associate Ian Sanders has joined Nelsons.
  • Nick Bennett - formerly of Challinors - has joined the private client team at Sydney Mitchell.
  • Spearing Waite has announced the appointment of John Buckby as intellectual property associate from Freeth Cartwright.
  • Newly qualified solicitor Katherine Marriott-Lodge joins the clinical negligence team at Lanyon Bowdler. Personal injury solicitor Liz Hoskin also joins the firm.
  • Julie Stanley has been promoted to associate at Alster Kelley. The firm has also welcomed Claire McGinnty as assistant solicitor within the private client team.
  • Commercial Solicitor Geraldine Pigot has joined the Chelmsford office of Quality Solicitors Fisher Jones Greenwood.
  • Flora Grossman has joined the family team at Bindmans LLP.
  • Shakespeares has announced the appointment of Vanessa Di Cuffa as partner in the employment team.
  • Gary Dalton has been welcomed to the employment team at Higgs & Sons. Gary joins from Eversheds LLP.
  • Jon Stevens has been appointed to the commercial tax team at DWF in the position of partner. Jon joins from Squire Sanders as does real estate partner Melanie Williams.
  • Harrison Clarke Rickerbys has appointed Inez Brown as the newly formed nationwide clinical negligence practice.
  • Jacob Robinson has been promoted to partner at Gateley
  • Partners Andrew Hunt, David Milne and Anne Ward have joined the newly merged Enoch Evans LLP. Dixon Wilton has also joined as a commercial property consultant.
  • Ian Grindal has been welcomed to Band Hatton Button as commercial property partner.
  • Gateley has announced a series of promotions: Ryan Ferguson, Karen Levesley and James Madill have now become senior associates whilst Tom Rush, Amira Khan, Owen Humphries and Louise Phillips now hold the position of associate. The firm has also retained Sonia Mal following her qualifying.
  • Matthew Downing formerly at Birketts has joined the corporate and commercial team at Ashton KCJ.
  • Solicitor Alison Belfield has been welcomed to the property department at Cleggs.
  • Newly qualified solicitors Jonathan Cree and Rhianne Armstrong have joined Geldards. Jonathan joins the real estate team while Rhianne joins the corporate department.
  • Former Birketts chief executive Alistair Lang has been appointed as strategy director at Gotelee Solicitors.
  • Leather Priory has congratulated Sabina Hagg on the completion of her training contract. Sabina has now joined the dispute resolution team.
  • Newly qualified solicitors Luke Boxall and Helen Parkes have been welcomed to the team at Quality Solicitors Lumsdons.
  • Ansons Solicitors has announced that both Susan Davies and Laura Lambert have completed their training courses with the firm.
  • Pinsent Masons has announced the appointment of Joel Kordan within the real estate team.
  • MacLaren former partners Stephen Britton, Duncan McLaren and Lindy Ford have all joined the Nottingham office of Sills Betteridge Britton following the merger between MacLaren Britton and Sills Betteridge.

September

  • Michelle Green has been promoted to partner at Thursfields, while Tony Gibb becomes commercial property partner.
  • Thomas Horton has offered trainee solicitor Harjinder Bains a permanent position within its business services department.
  • SGH announces Emma Shipp as managing partner within the corporate department.
  • Weightmans announces the launch of its family law department with the appointment of Fiona O’Sullivan as consultant, Tania Derrett-Smith as associate and Louise Jackson as solicitor.
  • Higgs and Sons welcomes family lawyer Rhian Gray from SGH Martineau LLP.
  • Genevieve Worthington joins Thomas Horton Solicitors as criminal defence and prison lawyer.
  • Slater Gordon has announced that Emma Trunin, Paul Tapner, Richard Gaffney, Angela Beric and Miriam Edwards from the personal injury team at Taylors Vinters will all be joining the firm.
  • Emma Shipp from Bill Barker has been announced as managing partner at SGH Martineau LLP.
  • Darbys has announced the promotion of Prisca Bradley to partner within the employment team.
  • Hallmark Hulme has announced the promotion of Patricia Venables to partner.
  • Mark Pearson Kendall has been welcomed as managing partner at Andrew Jackson.
  • Fahana Butt and Paddy Appleton have both been given Directorship at HC Solicitors.
  • Barratt Goff & Tomlinson has announced the promotion of Emma Zukowska to partner.
  • Shoosmiths Birmingham has acquired members of the clinical negligence team at Challinors. Richard Bannister, Erica Burrows, Pamela Katsionis, Sumit Morjaria, Sarah Corser, Lucy Adams, Rebecca Edwards and Rubina Khanom are all welcomed at the firm.
  • Family lawyers Claire Butterfield, Philip Rea, Terri Mason and Fiona Bowen have joined the Birmingham office of Cartwright King from Challinors.
  • Solicitor Michael Gromett joins the intellectual property team at Howes Percival from Shakespeares. Howes Percival has also announced the appointment of Doug Masson within the estate team.
  • Gillian Brasher, Jennie Kingham, Mark Watson and Teresa Callendar have all been promoted to associates at Ashton KCJ.
  • The Worcester office of Thomas Horton LLP welcomes Genevieve Worthinton into the criminal defence team from Hine Solicitors.
  • Hawley & Rodgers has confirmed the acquisition of Thomas Solicitors from Challinors. David Smith, Graham Farries, Stephen Wrigley and Farhat Qureshi are all welcomed to the firm.
  • Fraser Brown announced that Julie Pope from Shakespeares will be joining the commercial property team.
  • Sarah Appleton from Birketts is welcomed within the employment team at Leathes Prior.
  • Darbys has announced the promotion of Andrew Baker to associate.
  • Solicitor Louisa Bradberry joins Greene & Greene within the probate & taxation team.
  • Richard Boucher and Alejandro Verdu de Haro have both been promoted at HC Solicitors to associate director. Nick Arculus and Gillian Bassett have also both been promoted by the firm to associate.
  • Jim Hickney joins the property team at Bowcock & Pursaill from Hacking Ashton.
  • Christopher Newell joins Mills & Reeve as non executive director.
  • Charles Cook has been appointed as managing partner at DLA Piper’s Birmingham office.

August

  • Chris Gayle has joined SGH Martineau as a partner.
  • Schofield & Associates has welcomed Ben Mason as an assistant solicitor.
  • Richard Underwood has joined Legal Clarity as a partner.
  • Nelsons Solicitors has promoted Matthew Olner to partner and Louise Dunkley to associate.
  • Michael Hallowell and Andrew Harman have joined Wragge & Co as senior lawyers in the real estate team.
  • Sofia Tayton and Alex Robinson have been promoted to partner at Lodders Solicitors.
  • Aaron & Partners has welcomed David Delaney as a lawyer in the planning team.
  • Seb Wright has joined Bowcock & Pursaill as a litigation solicitor.
  • Kevin Joynes has been promoted to partner by Harrison Clark Rickerbys. The firm has also promoted Constantine Berry to senior associate and Steven Conway to associate.
  • Richard Underwood has joined Legal Clarity as a partner.
  • Richard Murray has joined Cartwright King as a director. The firm has also welcomed Rufia Adalat and Ela Crighton as solicitors in the family team.
  • Higgs & Sons has appointed Nick Moxin as the firm’s new senior partner.
  • Shakespeares has promoted Andrew Wilkinson, Emma Anderson, Darren Smith, Louise Whitehead, Helen Mahon, Sean Moran, Richard Thorpe, Martin Noble, Atif Razzaq and Neil Clayton to legal director. The firm has also promoted the following to associate: Ramjeet Authi, Rachel O’Shaughnessy, Stuart Taylor, Sarah Bradford, Anita Chaudhary, James Gooch, Mark Lewis, Suzanne Bussell, Rebecca Lesniak, Ed Postlethwaite, Garry Smart, Rachael Hobbis, Ian Evans, Alan Joliffe and Wayne Vickers.
  • Just Costs Solicitors has promoted Nicola Brett and Mary Doohan to associate.
  • Cartwright King has promoted Sophie Murray to senior associate and Rachel Harvey, Eve Patterson and Jane Livingstone to associates.
  • Sally Dilks has joined the private client team at Buckles Solicitors.
  • Lucy Steele has joined the family team at Cozens-Hardy LLP as a solicitor.
  • Harrison Clark Rickerbys has welcomed Rear Admiral Philip Wilcocks as a consultant.
  • Chattertons has recruited Maz Dudley as a solicitor in the private client team. The firm has also announced that they will be retaining Hayley Russell-White as a solicitor upon successful completion of her training contract.
  • Nick Davies has been promoted to director at Nelsons.
  • Lindsey Atterbury and Paul Belliere-Wilson have joined Howes Percival as associate and solicitor respectively.

July

  • Pinsent Masons has appointed David Doogan as head of banking.
  • Simon Taylor has joined Gateley as a partner in the real estate team whilst Chris O’Donoghue joins the team as an associate. The firm has promoted Anna Mayfield to partner, Siobhan Smyth to senior associate and Victoria Bandy to associate.
  • MFG Solicitors has welcomed Lisa Kemp as an assistant solicitor in the employment team.
  • Nick Moxon has been announced as the new senior partner at Higgs & Sons.
  • Pinsent Masons has welcomed Pam Sidhu and Gavin Evans as associates.
  • Harrison Clark Rickerbys has made a number of appointments following the merger of the two firms. Kevin Joynes, Mark Carter, Kristine Scott and Matthew Wolton have all been promoted to partner whilst Constantine Berry, Lucinda Baker, Tim Crane, Emilie Darwin, Steven Murray and Andrew Turner have all been promoted to senior associate. Rachel Roberts has been promoted to associate.
  • David Stevenson and Denise Sexton have joined Shakespeares as partners.
  • Cartwright King has promoted Simon Clarke and Ben Haigh to director whilst Sophie Murray and John Speight have been promoted to senior associate. Rachel Harvey, Paul Henocq, Eve Patterson and Jane Livingstone have all been promoted to associate.
  • Bukola Aremu has joined Shoosmiths as an associate and head of the housing management litigation team.
  • Emms Gilmore Liberson has welcomed Fabienne McAllister as an associate and Kian Golestani as a director.
  • Nelsons Solicitors has promoted Victor Collins to partner in the family team. Meanwhile Rachel McCahill-Brown and Gurmeet Jakhu have joined the firm as partners.
  • Steve Gill has joined Spearing Waite as a solicitor in the commercial property team.
  • Ben Acheson has joined Weightmans as a partner in the real estate team.
  • Joanna Keogh has joined Berrymans Lace Mawer as a partner in the fraud team.
  • Michael Briggs has joined Shoosmiths as an associate in the employment team.
  • Pam Sidhu and Gavin Evans have both joined The Wilkes Partnership as associates.
  • Peter Adkins has been appointed as head of commercial litigation and dispute resolution at Talbots Solicitors.
  • Schofield & Associates has welcomed Ben Mason as a solicitor. Sarah Dodds has qualified at the firm upon successful completion of her training contract.
  • Tina Chander and Andrew Oranjuik have both been promoted to associates at Martin Kaye Solicitors.
  • Sarah Whitehurst, Rebecca Jackson, Lisa Millington and Claire Trolove have all been retained by Roythornes on successful completion of their training contracts.
  • Karen Wilson has joined Tinsdills as a solicitor in the family team.
  • Liz McEvilly and Helen O’Brien have both joined Terry Jones as solicitors.
  • Mills & Reeve has recruited the insurance team from DLA Piper led by partner Alan Jacobs.
  • Daniel Elder has been promoted to partner at Keoghs. Meanwhile Sarah Ruddle, Katie Rose and Amy Goodwin have all been promoted to associate.
  • Jane Anderson has been appointed as the new senior partner at Cozens-Hardy LLP.
  • Wragge & Co has promoted Kerry Burns, Elizabeth Gane, Joe Morris, Richard Smith, Chris Towle and Mike Twining to directors.
  • Megan Shirley has joined Nelsons as an associate in the dispute resolution team.
  • Gross & Co has welcomed Naomi Ogo as a newly qualified solicitor.
  • Sophie Yates has joined FBC Manby Bowdler as a lawyer in the private client team.
  • Sydney Mitchell has recruited Amanda Holland as a solicitor in the family team.
  • Sarah Sharpe has joined Enoch Evans upon successful completion of her training contract.

June

  • Mills & Reeve has promoted John Grundy, Stuart Thompson, James Kidd and Neil Davies to partner.
  • Hawkins Hatton has welcomed Susan Liu, Charlotte Bloomfield and Thomas Ghannad as solicitors.
  • Kevin Jones has joined Browne Jacobson as a partner.
  • Ranjit Bassey has joined Anthony Collins Solicitors as property lead social housing.
  • Partner Brendan Walsh and his team have joined Shakespeares.
  • Howes Percival has promoted Simon de Maid and Satnam Chayra to partner whilst Cheryl Disney and Jane Bloomer have been promoted to director. The firm has also promoted Lauren Greenhalgh, Dan Banton, Richard Tomlinson and Karyn Coburn to associates.
  • Thomas Horton has promoted Richard Hull, Fiona Lawson-Hughes and Jeff Taylor to partner.
  • Lindsey Atterbury has joined the private client team of Howes Percival as an associate.
  • Pinsent Masons has promoted Alex Burton, Rebecca Stephen, Andrew Herring, Chris Thomas, Robert Pettigrew, Jo Alderson and Ruth Andrew to senior associates whilst Sam Routley has been promoted to associate.
  • Enoch Evans has welcomed Sarah Sharpe as a newly qualified solicitor in the corporate team.
  • Thomas Horton has promoted Richard Hull, Fiona Lawson-Hughes and Jeff Taylor to partner.
  • Anthony Collins Solicitors has promoted Matthew Wort to partner. The firm has also promoted Emma Duke, Anna Dabek, Maria Ramon, Emma Young, Teresa Panther and Monica Macheng to senior associates whilst Gemma Bell, Simon Lee, Kate Jackson, Faye Biddle, Gayle Monk and Emma Riley have all been promoted to associate.
  • Matt Dudley has returned to Higgs & Sons as an associate.
  • Mushtaq Khan of Freeth Cartwright has been appointed as deputy vice president of the Birmingham Law Society.
  • Lodders Solicitors has welcomed Hollie Coyne as marketing coordinator.
  • Claire Spillane has joined the commercial property team at Thursfields Solicitors as a solicitor whilst Lauren Hartigan-Pritchard and Sarah Bayliss also join as solicitor in the insolvency team and debt recovery manager respectively.
  • Fraser Brown has welcomed Annabel Whittaker as an associate in the insolvency team, Shelley Litchfield joins as a solicitor in the commercial contracts team and Victoria Bunnell has joined as a solicitor in the employment team.
  • Chris Kisby has joined Shakespeares as a partner in the employment team.
  • Christian Lowis has joined DWF as a partner in the corporate team.
  • Nelsons Solicitors has welcomed Kelvin Henderson as an associate in the family team.
  • Alsters Kelley has appointed Melissa Southall as a solicitor in the immigration team.
  • Mills & Reeve is acquiring Alan Jacobs and his insurance team from DLA Piper.
  • Sydney Mitchell has welcomed Amanda Holland as a solicitor in the family team.
  • Wragge & Co has appointed Kerry Burns, Elizabeth Gane, Joe Morris, Jonathan Segal, Richard Smith, Chris Towle and Mike Twining to directors.
  • David Stevenson has joined Shakespeares as a lawyer in the corporate finance team.
  • Wright Hassall has promoted Susan Hopcroft and Alan Darby to partner. The firm has also promoted Laura Heeley and Emma Easton to associate.
  • Prettys Solicitors has promoted Jon Bloor and Zoe Hodge to partner whilst Angharad Ellis Owen and Paul Palik have been promoted to associate. The firm has also welcomed Paul Hayward as a solicitor in the employment services team.
  • Terry Cooper has been appointed by Emms Gilmore Liberson as a director.
  • John Randle has joined Darbys as partner and head of the family team.
  • Kimbells Freeth has appointed Christopher Sing as a partner in the employment team.
  • DLA Piper has promoted Jennifer Dale, Matthew Davies, Amy Truman, Laura Ford and Rachel Williams to senior associate.
  • Rik Pancholi has joined Wilson Browne as an associate solicitor in the commercial team.
  • Cozens-Hardy LLP has appointed Caroline Lindsell as an associate in the commercial property team.
  • Theresa Grech has joined Willans as a solicitor in the company commercial team.
  • Mfg Solicitors has recruited Lisa Kemp as a solicitor in the employment team.
  • Hansells has appointed Hugh Lansdell as senior partner and Bryan Gillery as property partner. The firm has also appointed Hayley Petitt, Gemma Murrell and Christopher Taylor as associates.
  • Julian Middleton has been appointed as the new managing partner of the Nottingham office of Freeth Cartwright.
  • Fraser Dawbarns has promoted five new members. They are Neil John, Sarah Lamb, Harleen Hanson, Kieren Cross and Jenny Rushmer.
  • Chris Hoxley has been promoted to partner by Leathes Prior whilst Dave Richards has been promoted to associate. Catherine Hepworth has been retained at the firm upon successful completion of her training contract.
  • John Turner has joined Anthony Collins Solicitors as an associate.
  • Rachel Clarke has joined De Marco Solicitors as a commercial consultant.
  • Spearing Waite has promoted Jahid Ali to partner.
  • Premier Solicitors has welcomed Rachael Jessop as a solicitor in the employment team.
  • Chattertons has appointed Kate Twigg as a solicitor in the private client team in Lincoln.
  • Rebecca Taylor and Deborah Beal have been promoted to associates by George Green.
  • Greenwoods has appointed Philip Vickers and Jamie McConnell as solicitors in the litigation team.

May

  • Wragge & Co has recruited Kevin Jones as a partner in its Birmingham corporate practice.
  • Anthony Collins Solicitors has expanded its social housing team with the appointment of Ranjit Bassey as property lead social housing.
  • DAC Beachcroft has promoted Daniel Abbey to partner.
  • Eversheds has promoted Steve Dunseath, Sarah Garner, Jon Cox-Brown to partner.
  • Kate Campbell-Gunn has joined Higgs & Sons as a solicitor in the clinical negligence team.
  • Mike Sullivan has joined Rothera Dowson as an associate in the real estate team.
  • Weightmans has promoted Maryam Storr, Andrew Currah, Lucy Evans, Michael Bennett and Michelle Dickens to associates.
  • Richard Pettifor has returned to Gateley as real estate partner.
  • Liz Talbot of Bonell & Co has been appointed as the new president of the Warwickshire Law Society whilst Rachel Gwynne of Wright Hassall has been appointed as vice president.
  • Alex Jones has joined the real estate team at Shoosmiths.
  • Derek Bambury has been appointed as the new senior partner at Browne Jacobson. The firm has also promoted Adrian Shardlow and Ros Foster to partner and Rachael Jellema to associate.
  • Shoosmiths has welcomed Ben Turner as a partner in the corporate team.
  • Lisa Johnson has joined Thomas Horton Solicitors as director of commercial property whilst Anila Naeem has joined the family team as a solicitor.
  • Julian Middleton has been appointed as managing partner at Freeth Cartwright’s Nottingham office.
  • Brady Solicitors has welcomed Liz Rowen, Amy Hope-Smith, Caroline Lee, Caroline Miyagawa and Holly Jenkins as solicitors.
  • Susan Hopcroft and Alan Darby have both been appointed as partners by Wright Hassall.
  • Martin Allsopp has been appointed as the new president of the Birmingham Law Society.
  • John Turner has joined Anthony Collins Solicitors as regulatory lead.
  • Alsters Kelley has welcomed Lisa Blizzard to the family law team as a solicitor.
  • Ansons Solicitors has promoted Martin de Ridder to partner.
  • Dee Kundi of Irwin Mitchell has been appointed to the Executive Board at the Birmingham Institute of Asian Businesses.
  • Spearing Waite has promoted Jahid Ali to partner.
  • Andrew Lawton Smith has joined Wragge & Co as head of enterprise.
  • David Brammer has joined SGH Martineau LLP as partner in the planning and environment team.
  • Taylor Vinters has promoted Claire Brackley to partner whilst Sasha Willmott and Andrew Zajac have been promoted to associates.
  • Capsticks has promoted Lisa Robotham and Tracey Lucas to partner.
  • DAC Beachcroft has promoted Jemma Lewis, Peter Ward and Mark Gallagher to partner.
  • Anthony Cross has joined the administrative and public law team at Browne Jacobson.
  • Capsticks has welcomed associate Tom Long and lawyers Eleanor Brown and Esther Maxwell to its employment team.
  • Solicitors Jennifer Hill and Emma Stanbanks and paralegal Claudette Hyatt have all joined the children and family law team at Nelsons.
  • Charlotte Clode has been promoted to associate by FBC Manby Bowdler LLP.
  • Tinsdills has welcomed Rachel Manby as a solicitor.
  • John Grundy has joined Mills & Reeve as a partner. The firm has also promoted Stuart Thompson, James Kidd and Neil Davies to partner.
  • Irwin Mitchell has promoted Luke Daniels to partner.
  • Clare Roberts has joined Knights Solicitors as a partner.
  • Brethertons has promoted Kate Auston, Alison McCormack, Jon Rees, Nadiya Virani-Bland and Felicity Wyatt to partner.
  • Pinsent Masons has welcomed Victoria Potterill-Tilney as a senior associate in the commercial property team. Satwinder Ubhi has also joined the firm as an associate.
  • Kirsty Simmonds has joined Hewitsons as a solicitor in the corporate team.
  • Penningtons has welcomed Guy Forster as an associate in the clinical negligence team.
  • Browne Jacobson has promoted Paul McCannah, Anja Beriro, Sian Brown, Jude Cummings and Rachael Jellema to associates.

April

  • Browne Jacobson has appointed a new senior partner. Derek Bambury, partner and head of business and professional risk, will succeed outgoing senior partner William Colacicchi when his final term comes to an end on 1st May 2013. Richard Miller has joined Browne Jacobson as a retail property consultant.
  • Nelsons Solicitors has welcomed Melanie Bridgen as a partner in the family team.
  • James Larmour has joined Freeth Cartwright as a partner.
  • Rupert Hawke has been appointed as the new managing director of Cartwright King.
  • Kian Golestani has joined Sydney Mitchell as a consultant solicitor.
  • Thomas Horton has welcomed Lisa Johnson as director of commercial property and Anila Naeem as a family solicitor.
  • Berrymans Lace Mawer has promoted Martin Smith and Matthew Stanton to partners.
  • Knights Solicitors has welcomed Clare Roberts as an energy associate.
  • Ben Turner has joined Shoosmiths as a partner in the corporate team whilst Alex Jones has joined as a partner in the real estate team.
  • Philippa O’Neill has joined Spearing Waite as an associate in the commercial dispute resolution team whilst Dipti Patel joins the team as an assistant.
  • Brady Solicitors has welcomed Amy Hope-Smith as a solicitor.
  • Luke Daniels has been promoted to partner by Irwin Mitchell.
  • Kian Golestani has been appointed as a consultant solicitor by Sydney Mitchell.
  • Helen Burgess and Paul Kirkpatrick have been promoted to partner by Shoosmiths whilst Emma Dolphin, Aaron Harlow, Erica Simpson, Joe Stephenson, Robert Laugharne, Siobhan Atkin, Simon Fennell, Sarah Lovell, Hayley Saunders, Sharine Burgess, Kate Barry and Sarah Livestro have all been promoted to associates.
  • Colin Gibson has joined Charles Russell as a partner. Julie Sharp and Emily Goodwin have both joined the firm as associates in the property team.
  • Jonathan Crookham has joined the private client team at Andrew Jackson as a solicitor.
  • Prettys Solicitors has welcomed Rebecca Palmer as a solicitor in the construction team.
  • Kristel Georgeou and Gursharan Bunger have both joined DBS Law as solicitors.
  • Charles Fletcher and Rhys Williams have joined Taylor Vinters as partners.
  • BPE has welcomed Dale Williams as a partner in the corporate team.
  • Douglas Godwin has joined Lanyon Bowdler as a partner and head of the agriculture team.
  • Jonathan Agar has become chief executive officer at Birketts.
  • Brethertons has welcomed Debbie Philips as head of the property management team.
  • Hawkins Hatton has welcomed Susan Liu, Charlotte Bloomfield and Thomas Ghannad to the firm as solicitors.
  • Chris Hook has joined Edmondson Hall Solicitors as a solicitor in the sports team.
  • Lanyon Bowdler has welcomed Kate Baker to the firm as a solicitor.

March

  • Simon Bond has joined Higgs & Sons as a solicitor in the employment team.
  • Lodders Solicitors has promoted Kim Klahn, Emma Vaqueiro and Laura Eaves to associates. Helen Rowett has joined the firm as a partner.
  • Andrew Ward and Lucy Speed have both joined FBC Manby Bowdler as trainee solicitors.
  • Mike Jackson has joined the corporate team of Browne Jacobson as an associate.
  • De Marco Solicitors has appointed Helen Hughes as a consultant employment solicitor.
  • Mitchell Ball has joined Freeth Cartwright as a partner whilst Sarah Pilkington has joined as an associate.
  • Andy Matthews has become the new senior partner at Gateley in Nottingham. Mark Rutherford has become head of corporate.
  • Jamie Partington has joined Higgs & Sons as a solicitor in the corporate team.
  • Steven Grosvenor has been appointed as head of the new international services department at Waldrons.
  • Kevin Jones has joined Browne Jacobson as a partner in the corporate team.
  • Higgs & Sons has welcomed Andy Ball as business relationship director and Kathryn Bates as communications manager.
  • Amy Walker has joined Anthony Collins Solicitors as an associate in the environment team whilst Claudia Gilham has joined as a solicitor in the family team.
  • Daniel Greatrix of Encoh Evans has been admitted to the roll of solicitors having completed his conversion course.
  • Phil Pepper has been promoted to the board of directors at Cummins Solicitors.
  • Amrit Rama has returned to Lodders Solicitors as a solicitor in the dispute resolution team.
  • Chris Rawstron has joined Irwin Mitchell as partner and will head up the business legal services team.
  • Susan Liu, Charlotte Bloomfield and Thomas Ghannad have all joined Hawkins Hutton as solicitors.
  • Stephanie Howe has joined Howes Percival as an associate in the family team.
  • Pinsent Masons has welcomed Victoria Potterill-Tilney as a senior associate in the development team. Satwidner Ubhi has also joined the firm.
  • William Morse has joined Lanyon Bowdler as a partner.
  • Sarah Foster has become managing partner of Henmans Freeth.
  • Shoosmiths has welcomed Sarah Banner as an associate.
  • Suzanne Lowe has joined Lanyon Bowdler as a litigator.
  • Harrison Clark has recruited Alison Goodwin as head of equine.
  • Steven Grosvenor will lead the new international services department at Waldrons.
  • Gross & Co has recruited Lindsey Rhodes as a solicitor in the private client team.
  • Daniel Thomas has joined Berrymans Lace Mawer as a partner.
  • Willans has welcomed Nigel Whittaker as a partner in the commercial property team whilst Matthew Clayton joins as a partner in the employment team.
  • Julie Walker has joined Nelsons as a partner.
  • Mark Whittaker has joined the corporate and commercial team at Ashton KCJ as a solicitor.
  • Martin Hill has joined Edward Hands & Lewis as an associate.

February

  • Matthew Clayton will lead the new office of GT Law in Stoke.
  • Natalie Barnes and Nicola Raine have both joined the banking team at Irwin Mitchell as solicitors.
  • Nick Brown has been appointed as the new managing director at Shakespeares.
  • Kim Klahn, Emma Vaqueiro and Laura Eaves have all been promoted to associate by Lodders.
  • De Marco Solicitors has welcomed Helen Hughes as a consultant in the employment team.
  • Graysons WE has recruited Joanne Harriman as a solicitor in the family team.
  • Peggy Barnard has qualified as a solicitor at Pictons.
  • Edward Hands & Lewis has announced that Rebecca Gunn has qualified as a solicitor.
  • James Maynard has joined Spearing Waite as a solicitor.
  • Kevin Lowe has been appointed as corporate tax partner at Mills & Reeve.
  • Browne Jacobson has appointed Mike Jackson as an associate in the corporate team whilst Ailsa Roberts and Rachel Lyne have both been appointed as partners.
  • Spearing Waite has welcomed James Maynard as an assistant in the corporate team.
  • Former Squire Sanders partner Jon Bew and his team, solicitors Natalie Barnes and Nicola Raine, have launched a new banking and finance team at Irwin Mitchell.
  • Nick Brown has been appointed as managing director of Shakespeares whilst Paul Llewellyn has been appointed as a commercial partner.
  • Ed O’Rourke has been appointed as chief executive officer of Ashton KCJ.
  • Yvonne Tivey has been promoted to partner by Thursfields.
  • Katie Moreton has joined Ashton KCJ as a solicitor in the agriculture and estates team.
  • Jon Huskisson, Peter Raybould and Adrian Schuck have all been promoted to associates by The Wilkes Partnership.
  • Simpson Sissons and Brooke has recruited Carl Wadsworth as a litigation executive.
  • Clare Thomas has joined Grindeys LLP as a solicitor in the employment team.
  • Lanyon Bowdler has announced that Sally Watkins will lead the property team on the retirement of Peter Lewis.
  • Tina Sparkes has joined Bridge McFarland as a chartered legal executive in the private client team.
  • Phil Bowen has joined Bhata Best as a solicitor in the family team.

January

  • Mike Jackson has joined Browne Jacobson as an associate in the corporate team whilst Beverley Lambert has joined as an associate in the restructuring team.
  • Mills & Reeve has welcomed corporate tax partner Kevin Lowe to the team whilst Peter McLintock has joined the firm as corporate partner. Ruth Smith has been appointed as the national head of procurement law.
  • Helen Rowett has joined Lodders Solicitors as a partner.
  • Chris Kent has been appointed as head of HR operations at Shakespeares.
  • Steven Norris has been appointed as partner in the regulatory team at Squire Sanders.
  • Anthony Collins Solicitors has appointed Ben Smith as an associate in the local government team.
  • Claire Tellis-Doherty has joined Linder Myers as a medical negligence solicitor.
  • Simon Smith has become the new chief executive of Andrew & Co.
  • Gavin Patience has joined SGH Martineau as a consultant in the rural business practice.
  • The Wilkes Partnership has promoted Jon Huskisson, Peter Raybould and Adrian Schuck to associates.
  • Ailsa Roberts and Rachel Lyne have both joined Browne Jacobson as partners.
  • Paul Llewellyn has joined Shakespeares as a partner in the commercial team.
  • Amanda Hanmore and Chris Howdle have both been appointed as partners by Knights Solicitors.
  • Julie Bailey has been appointed as chair of the management board at Andrew & Co Solicitors.
  • Shoosmiths has welcomed Gurvinder Kaur as a solicitor in the medical negligence team.
  • Mae Salam and Adrian Lyon have both been retained by Langleys Solicitors upon successful completion of their training contracts.
  • Catherine Wengraf has been appointed as a legal executive in the commercial team by Askews.
  • Senior solicitors Ian Pettifer and Brian Hession have both joined Davies & Partners.
  • Ian Stringer has joined G&K Law part of the Nesbit Law Group as a personal injury solicitor from Weightmans.