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Movers & Shakers: South East



  • Trethowans has appointed Karl Cameron as a partner in the Southampton Office
  • Moore Blatch has appointed Victoria Walker as a partner in its family law team in Richmond
  • GCL Solicitors has promoted partner, Mark Grant to fixed equity partner.
  • Downs Solicitors has appointed three new partners. Richard Middlehurst , Richard Mehboob Dharamsi
  • Cripps LLP has appointed John Dembitz to its board as a non-executive director.
  • Moore Blatch has appointed Sarah French as an associate in its Southampton office.
  • Gardner Leader has appointed two new solicitors to its inheritance protection and litigation teams.
  • Duncan Lewis Solicitors has appointed solicitor Caroline Roche as wills and probate director.
  • Duncan Lewis Solicitors has appointed Tamana Aziz as a director of immigration based in Harrow.
  • Duncan Lewis Solicitors has welcomed crime director Nicholas De Freitas.
  • Attwaters Jameson Hill has announced that Michelle Nicoll has returned to the conveyancing department in the Loughton office.
  • Downs Solicitors has announced a number of promotions at the firm. Promoted to the role of senior associate are Madeleine James, James Bracher, Heather Kershaw, Diane Sumpter and Nicola Conley and promoted to the role of associate are Jo Glenister, Laura Marchington, Victoria Evans, Magdalena Janki and Elizabeth Muston.
  • Downs Solicitors has recruited Sue Roberts and Lorna Claxton Curwens has welcomed Dawn Staal, a senior solicitor specialising in commercial property.
  • Katie Gibson-Green, a solicitor in the agriculture & estates team at Birkett Long, has become a member of STEP.
  • Paris Smith LLP has welcomed Sophie Warren to its marketing department.
  • Cripps LLP has announced the appointment of Elizabeth Middleton as a partner in the corporate team.
  • Coffin Mew LLP has appointed Julie-Ann Harris, a Resolution accredited specialist, as a partner to lead the family team.
  • PDT Solicitors has appointed Andrew Hoad as a partner in the corporate and commercial team.
  • Shoosmiths has appointed Tara McInnes, a contentious trusts and probate specialist, as a senior associate.
  • Real estate solicitor Sue Lattin has joined DMH Stallard.
  • Emma Rothstein, of Pearson Hards, has become a Resolution accredited specialist in complex financial remedies.
  • Verisona Law has appointed Kirsty Hughes as marketing manager.


  • Coffin Mew LLP has appointed corporate lawyer Dominic Travers to the firm as a partner.
  • Springhouse Solicitors has appointed Katy Meves as an employment partner.
  • Moore Blatch has appointed Zoe Owen as residential team manager.
  • Harrison Clark Rickerbys has announced that corporate partner Rachel Turner has been appointed as head of the firm’s corporate team.
  • Sam Willey, a residential and commercial land development specialist, has been appointed as a partner at Moore Blatch.
  • Pinney Talfourd LLP has announced the promotion of two new senior associates. Kim Huggins specialises in medical negligence and Alex Pearce specialises in employment law.