Movers & Shakers: North East



  • Ward Hadaway has announced a number of newly qualified solicitors, including Andrew Craven, Sarah Adamson and Holly Vevers.
  • Muckle LLP has welcomed Julie Garbutt as a senior associate to its private client team.
  • Archers Law has welcomed newly qualified solicitor Emma Smith to the firm.
  • PG Legal has appointed Paul Hopkinson as a consultant to its commercial property department.


  • Muckle LLP has appointed Nicola Leyden as its new HR director.
  • The Endeavour Partnership has announced a number of senior promotions: Alexandra Ketchley to senior associate, James Craddock, Amie Leyden, Laura Kirkpatrick all to associates.


  • Gordon Brown has promoted property litigation specialist James Godden to the role of partner.
  • Archers Law has appointed Kenton Bazeley as partner and head of litigation.
  • Ward Hadaway has welcomed back Frank Orr, a planning, compulsory purchase and regeneration specialist.
  • Archers Law has appointed litigation solicitor Helen Lyne.
  • Wilkin Chapman has welcomed Paul Bowden to the partnership.
  • DWF has appointed Alexander Rose as legal director in its EU/Competition team.
  • Watson Burton has recruited solicitor Nick Gray to the firm’s corporate team.
  • Mincoffs has appointed Angela Tiffen as a conveyancer in the residential property team.
  • Family law solicitor Kirsty Nelson has joined Watson Woodhouse’s Darlington office.
  • Square One Law has welcomed commercial litigator Vicky Lowrie as a senior associate and property lawyer Andrew Foster as an associate.


  • Short Richardson & Forth has appointed Mark Stephenson as a partner in its commercial property team.
  • The Endeavour Partnership has appointed Deborah Kirtley as a partner and head of the banking team.
  • Collingwood Legal has appointed Helen Scott as an associate solicitor.
  • BHP Law has appointed Amanda Adeola as an associate in the family law team.
  • Womble Bond Dickinson has hired competition lawyer Angelene Duke in its corporate and commercial services team in Newcastle.
  • Tilly Bailey & Irvine has promoted Sara Garnett to partner in the commercial property department.
  • Private client specialist Mike Cattermole has joined the wills and probate team at Sintons.


  • Muckle LLP has promoted Kelly Jordan to partner.
  • Square One Law has announced the promotion of corporate lawyer Charlie Fielding to partner.
  • Square One Law has announced the opening of a new office in Tees Valley, located on Stockton’s riverside, on 4 June 2018.
  • Burnetts solicitors has welcome Michelle Armstrong as an associate solicitor
  • Hay & Kilner has appointed Elaine Magnani and Jack Birks as head of business development and marketing
  • Macnabs has opened an office in Aberuthven which will be led by Ruth Croman
  • Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace has welcomed Sarah-Louise Hay to the firm as a mortgage advisor
  • Louise Ball has joined the banking and finance team at Shepherd and Wedderburn as a senior associate
  • Ward Hadaway has promoted Steven Roper to partner
  • Square One Law has appointed Mark Lazenby as head of corporate.
  • Ward Hadaway has promoted a number of lawyers to associate solicitors. Robert Eldon (commercial litigation); Clare French (corporate); Mark McKeever (employment); Rosemary Moore (banking and finance); Kirsty Smith (property litigation); and Karen Taylor.
  • Employment solicitor Sharney Randhawa has joined Swinburne Maddison Solicitors.


  • 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.