Movers & Shakers: South East



Cripps LLP has announced the appointment of Dominic Filleul as a partner in its real estate team.

Cooper Burnett has promoted Gemma Gillespie, head of the firm’s family and matrimonial department, to partner.

Veale Wasbrough Vizards has made a number of partner promotions, including Madeleine Wakeley and Samantha Chaney in the Watford office.

Lester Aldridge has expanded its personal injury team with the appointment of clinical negligence and community care specialist Paula Barnes as a partner.

Trethowans has promoted Mihiri Gajraj to partner.

Ellisons has appointed Catherine Abbott as a new partner in its commercial property team in Colchester.

Downs Solicitors has appointed David Seals as its new head of employment.

Dispute resolution solicitor Emma Jenkins has joined Birkett Long based in Colchester.

Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP has promoted Leon Pascal to associate in the commercial property department based in the Chelmsford office.

Chartered legal executive James Pantling-Skeet has joined the community care team at Lester Aldridge in Southampton.

Nicola O’Dwyer has been promoted to senior associate at Downs Solicitors.

Dutton Gregory has appointed Nicky Marsh as an associate solicitor in the residential property team based in the Southampton office.

Holmes & Hills has appointed Natasha Narad as a solicitor in the commercial property team.


Cripps LLP and Pemberton Greenish have confirmed the completion of their merger. Headquartered in Kent, the newly merged firm has offices in Tunbridge Wells, Kings Hill, the City (Cannon Green) and Chelsea. Gavin Tyler and Clare Hyland remain at the helm as managing partner and senior partner respectively, with Kerry Glanville (senior partner at Pemberton Greenish) heading the firm’s Chelsea office.

Thomson Snell & Passmore has announced that Simon Mitchell has joined the firm as a partner.

Morrisons Solicitors has announced that it has acquired Oxted based firm Harrops & Hepburn Solicitors.

Judge & Priestley has acquired Beckenham firm PJH Solicitors (formerly Pritchard, Joyce & Hinds).

Ellisons Solicitors has opened a third office in Colchester in The Bath House building which is located on the former Le Cateau Barracks site. Leading the Bath House team will be Robert Jones, partner and head of insurance litigation.

Irwin Mitchell has appointed Dipal Patel as an associate in the family law team.

Gateley has appointed Mary-Ann Orr as a legal director in its Reading office.

Will King has qualified into the corporate team at Furley Page.

Novum Law has promoted Lynn Yeates and Peter Hilditch to directors and members of the senior management team. They are based in the Southampton office.

Wortley Byers has merged with Tees Law.

Birkett Long has appointed Perdeep Grewal as a solicitor in its Chelmsford office.

SA Law has welcomed newly-qualified solicitor Richard Marshall to its real estate department.


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