Guy Forster has been welcomed as a medical negligence partner at Irwin Mitchell. Gavin Faber has also been welcomed as a partner in the contentious trust and probate team.
Harrison Clark Rickerbys has launched a specialist elderly client team.
Colin Jones has been appointed at Hewitsons as a managing partner specialising in construction law.
Paul Bennett, partner at Aaron &Partners, has been appointed to the Law Society’s Small Firms Committee.
Clinical negligence specialists Emma Zukowska and Julie Hardy, of Barratt Goff & Tomlinson, have both achieved APIL accreditation.
Mark Satterly has been welcomed at Barr Ellison as a partner in corporate and commercial.
Match Solicitors has announced that it is expanding into Birmingham by opening a new office in One Victoria Square.
Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors has been joined by town and country planning and development lawyer David Barton and his team from Williams & Co in Ampthill.
Stephanie Howe of Howes Percival has been higher level specialist by Resolution.
Browne Jacobson has appointed Emmett Maginn, Fiona Brownsword and Laura Liversedge as solicitors in the health team.
Alexandra Pilc has been appointed at Ashton KCJ as a solicitor in commercial property.
Grace Quinn has been welcomed at Henmans Freeth as a solicitor in the private client team.
Greenwoods Solicitors LLP has appointed Emily Pumfrey as a newly-qualified solicitor. Kate Spendiff has also joined as a solicitor.
Stephen Wilson has qualified as a solicitor and has joined the real estate team at Leathes Prior.
Duncan Lewis has appointed Arif Iqbal, Zaheer Ahmed Khan and Kamal Preet Shergill as new crime duty solicitors. Richard O’Hagan has also joined as a consultant solicitor in the child care department.
Cheryl McSheen-Bailey has been welcomed at Enoch Evans as a senior solicitor in the probate, tax and trusts department. Jade Cranch has also joined as a criminal paralegal.
Dawn White has been appointed as an assistant solicitor in the private client team at DBS Law.
Rita Patel has been welcomed at Spearing Waite as a residential conveyancing associate.
Holly Smith has been welcomed as a senior associate in commercial property at Buckles Solicitors LLP.
Anthony Collins Solicitors has welcomed Cliff Mills as a consultant in the governance and commercial team.
Neil Hobden has been appointed as a partner in family at Shoosmiths.
Adrienne Copithorne has been promoted to partner at Richard Buxton. Lisa Foster has also been appointed as a partner.
Rogers & Norton has acquired Nicholas Daykin Solicitors.
Rebecca Calden-Storr has been welcomed at Shoosmiths as a solicitor in the family team.
Birketts has welcomed Matthew Gowen as a barrister in the corporate and criminal defence team.
Birketts has welcomed the following into the corporate team: Karl Pocock as a senior associate; Kitty Rosser and Paul Palik as associate; as well as Nikki Reid as a solicitor upon qualification.
Carly Weyman has been welcomed at Harrison Clark Shawcross as a family associate.
Thursfields has announced a new technology, entertainment and media sector team. Stuart Price will lead the team.
Andrew & Co has promoted Sue Leadbeater, Helen Bell and Jo Sworder to associate.
Kate Hickey has been welcomed at Willans as an associate in the company commercial team.
Rothera Dowson has welcomed barrister Olivia Maginn to its transport team.
Hannah Young has qualified into the litigation team at Woodfines.
Jane Pearsey has been welcomed as head of commercial property at Ringrose Law Group.
Penningtons Manches has welcomed William Axtell as a corporate partner.
Cartwright King has announced its merger with The First Law Partnership from January 2015.
Harrison Clark Rickerbys has promoted Claire Thompson to partner in employment and Rob Cobley and David Bayliss as partners in the commercial department.
Julie Park has been appointed as a partner in the catastrophic injury department at Keoghs.
Chet Desai has been appointed as a child care manager Cartwright King.
Paul Grundy has been promoted to associate at Harrison Clark Rickerbys in the insolvency department.
Glyn Morris has become the first non-lawyer partner at Higgs & Sons following the authorisation by the Solicitors Regulation Authority for it to become an ABS.
Tom Evans has been appointed as an associate solicitor in the private client department at Thursfields. Mandeep Landra and Jane Salmon have also joined as assistant solicitors.
Liz Stevens has joined Birketts as a professional support lawyer in employment law.
Chattertons has appointed Matthew Worley as a solicitor in the commercial and agricultural property.
Lynda Richards has been appointed as an associate in the wills, trusts and tax team at Aaron & Partners.
Lodders has appointed Caroline Nemecek as an associate in the estates and agricultural team.
Bernard Shepherd has joined Clark Brookes Turner Cary as a consultant solicitor specialising in private client and property work.
James Woodward has been appointed at Fraser Brown as a senior associate in commercial property. Liam Wilkinson has also qualified as a solicitor in the team.
Clare Threlfall has been appointed as a senior solicitor in private client at Greenwoods Solicitors LLP
Buckles Solicitors LLP has appointed Chris Faulkner as a senior associate in the commercial team.
Andrew & Co Solicitors has welcomed Dawn Broomhamas as conveyancing executive.
Idnan Deen of Duncan Lewis Solicitors has been appointed to the Law Society Childcare Law Panel.
Charlotte Disney has been appointed at Leathes Prior as business development and marketing manager.
Juliette Fisher has been welcomed as head of property at Jordans.
Hallmark Hulme has appointed Pat Beeching as a consultant solicitor in the family team.
Greenwoods Solicitors LLP has welcomed Ollie Flowers and Danielle Hainsby as solicitors after training with the firm.
Joy Plummer has been appointed as a commercial property solicitor at Hegarty.
Stuart Newell, Anna Howat and David Chambers have been appointed as solicitors at Chattertons.
Spratt Endicott and Alfred Truman Solicitors have merged. Claire Barwick has joined the property department of Spratt Endicott.
Vijay Bange has joined Trowers & Hamlins as a construction litigation partner.
HCB Solicitors has acquired Clive Shepherd & Co.
Jon Croxford has been promoted at Meridian Private Client as a partner.
Irwin Mitchell has welcomed Siobhan Mulrey as an employment solicitor.
Penningtons Manches has appointed property specialists Amy Irvine and Becky Marsden.
Stephen Meredith has been appointed at mfg Solicitors as a solicitor in the private client department.
Ryan Robinson has been welcomed at Shulmans as the new head of debt recovery services.
Nelsons Solicitors has promoted the following to associate: Chris Huntingford in conveyancing, Melanie Morton in employment, Emma Davies in Private Law Children Act disputes and Simon Key in the commercial department.
Aimee Hedley has been promoted to associate in the commercial law department of MCP Solicitors.
Norton Rose Fulbright has welcomed Duncan Field as a partner and head of planning.
David Boyd has joined Eversheds Agile, the firm’s contract lawyer business. Simon Mead will also take the role as head of banking.
Tom Hibbert has been appointed as global head of commercial disputes at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain.
Niall McAlisterhas been welcomed at Olswang as a corporate partner.
Andrew Meads has been appointed at Reed Smith as a partner.
Bird & Bird has appointed Joanne Wheeler as a partner.
Marie-Caroline Frochot has been appointed at Lewis Silkin as a partner in the corporate department.
DWF has appointed partner Alan Owens to its national commercial litigation team.
Family law specialist Philippa Dolan has been appointed as a partner in the private client department at Collyer Bristow.
Morgan Lewis has welcomed Tim Corbett as a partner in the business and finance practice.
Farrer & Co has re-appointed Marianne Kafenaas a private client partner. Siobhan Jones has also been welcomed into the disputes team.
Gateley has appointed Daniel French as a partner in corporate recovery and restructuring.
Kate Lloyd has joined the pensions team as a partner at Gateley.
Geldards has announced that it proposes to acquire Robinsons Solicitors, which is based in Derby and Ilkeston.
Cozens-Hardy LLP has appointed Caroline Lindsell and Dan Evans as principals of the commercial property team.
Chattertons has appointed three new partners: Jonathan Blythe, Stephen Fielding and Paula Hurst.
Blocks Solicitors has promoted Demelza Butler to partner in family and matrimonial law.
Edward Hands & Lewis has acquired Pricketts.
Mills & Reeve has announced that family law solicitor Sue Brookes has qualified as a mediator.
Helen Gough has joined mfg Solicitors as a senior assistant in the farming and rural affairs team.
Howes Percival has appointed Nicola Curle as an associate in the property team.
BPE has welcomed associate solicitor Cara Forrest to the commercial property department. Laura Pitcher has also joined the department as a solicitor. Thomas Christie, Annie Pickering and James Morgan have been appointed as paralegals with the firm.
Harrison Clark Rickerbys has appointed Nicola Purveur as head of the Cheltenham residential property team.
Henmans Freeth has announced that personal injury senior associate Irvin Thobourne has been appointed as a chairman of the magistrates' court in Buckinghamshire.
Cozens-Hardy LLP has appointed chartered legal executive Lisa Greeves as an associate in its trusts and probate department.
Lanyon Bowdler has welcomed newly-qualified solicitors Tim Roberts and Lucy Speed on completion of their training contracts with the firm.
Actons has appointed James Bolton and Pramila Meghani as associates.
Mark Whittaker and Adrian Mundell have been appointed at Ashton KCJ as partners.
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