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Movers & Shakers: North East



  • Muckle LLP has appointed property litigation lawyer Sarah Barratt to the real estate dispute resolution team.
  • Hay & Kilner has appointed Emma Etherington as a senior paralegal in the private client team.
  • Latimer Hinks has appointed Lisa Stronach as a conveyancing executive.
  • Bromets Solicitors has appointed Mark Clayton as a senior property solicitor.
  • Jacksons Law has appointed Andrea Hanna who is a residential conveyancing specialist.
  • Archers Law has promoted Lucy Adams to executive associate.
  • Ward Hadaway has announced that corporate lawyer Martin Hulls has been appointed as managing partner.
  • Mincoffs has promoted wills and probate specialist Louise Miller to partner.
  • Tilly Bailey & Irvine has appointed partner Nigel Broadbent to its commercial disputes team.
  • Mincoffs has appointed specialist IT solicitor David Cox to the commercial team as an associate.
  • PG Legal has appointed Chris Ward as a director.


  • DAC Beachcroft has elected Newcastle location head David Weatherburn as an LLP group board member.
  • The Endeavour Partnership has appointed Nigel Williams as a partner in the corporate department.
  • Keystone Law has appointed property lawyer Joe Haigh to its Newcastle team.
  • Archers Law has appointed solicitor Rachel List as head of commercial property.
  • Ward Hadaway has appointed Steven McNicol as its new strategic business development partner.
  • Muckle LLP has appointed David Towns as a partner and head of its new agriculture, estates and rural property team.
  • BHP Law has appointed Leanne Nash to lead its relaunched corporate and commercial service.
  • Gordon Brown has welcomed solicitor Paul Lott to its employment team.
  • BBM Solicitors has appointed Frank McMorrow as a non-executive adviser to the board of the firm.
  • Miller Hendry has promoted Leann Brown to associate.


  • Sintons has made a number of recent senior appointments including solicitors Luke Philpott and Louise Weatherhead.


  • DAC Beachcroft has appointed residential property specialist Duncan Fisher as a partner.
  • Sintons has promoted two of its lawyers to partners at the firm: employment lawyer Donna Anderson and Alex Rayner who is head of construction and engineering.
  • Tilly Bailey & Irvine has appointed two partners to its commercial property team. They are Gareth Jones and Joanne Cowie.
  • Womble Bond Dickinson has hired consultant Nick On to support its real estate sector team.
  • BHP Law has expanded its Court of Protection team with the appointment of Diane Davison.
  • Sintons has appointed Chloe Dinsdale as a senior associate in its healthcare team.
  • David Ferguson has joined Sintons real estate finance team.
  • Latimer Hinks has appointed Luke Bushbridge as a solicitor in its private client team.
  • Wilkin Chapman has welcomed solicitor Christina Sledmore to its Beverley office.


  • Hewitts Solicitors has promoted commercial property solicitor Ian Gibson to partner.
  • Watson Burton has appointed Marc Allison as a partner in its corporate team.
  • Wilkin Chapman has announced two new partners Joshua Briggs and Steve Hennegan.
  • Gordon Brown Law Firm LLP has welcomed Guy Barr to the firm as an associate solicitor.