Movers & Shakers: North East



Gibson & Co has appointed two new partners in the private client team. Chris Sheppard joined the firm in 2016 and is STEP qualified. Meanwhile, Kath Monteith has recently joined the team in the Newcastle office as head of its private client team.

Samuel Phillips Law Firm has welcomed commercial property solicitor William Jarvis-Smith to the firm.


Clyde & Co has announced the appointment of Mary Anne Roff as a partner in the firm’s global projects & construction group.

Sintons has announced the promotion of David Ferguson to partner.

Womble Bond Dickinson has recruited associate Jonathan Yates to its real estate finance and investment team in Newcastle.

Irwin Mitchell has made a number of senior appointments. In Newcastle, Laura Gabbey-Cristofini, Laura McIlduff and Phil King (all serious injury) have been promoted to associate and Andrew McGowan (serious injury) has been promoted to senior associate.

Sintons has announced the promotions of Paul Collingwood, Lewis Couth and Louise Masters to senior associates; whilst Angela Carver has joined the employment team as an associate.

Watson Burton has appointed Sophie Robertson as a solicitor in its corporate team following the completion of her training contract.

Laura Richardson has qualified into the property department at Latimer Hinks.

The Endeavour Partnership has appointed Gareth Jones to its commercial property team and Kelly Kirby to its commercial disputes department.


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