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Movers & Shakers: South East

2018

October

  • Coffin Mew has appointed Simon Shoefield as a partner.
  • The Thames Valley office of Blake Morgan has welcomed Andrew Farmery as a real estate partner.
  • SA Law has welcomed Elizabeth Tillyer to the firm as a partner and head of the family team.
  • Clarke Willmott has appointed Gemma Osgood as a senior associate in its Southampton office.
  • Irwin Mitchell has appointed Rebecca Walker as a senior associate.
  • Thomson Snell & Passmore has announced the arrival of Sarah Henwood as chief executive officer.
  • Palmers Solicitors has welcomed newly-qualified solicitor Natasha Kelt.
  • Whitehead Monckton has welcomed newly qualified Emma Salmon.
  • Warner Goodman has welcomed newly qualified solicitor Daniel Coleman to its litigation and dispute resolution team.
  • Lester Aldridge has appointed Lana Farrell and Claire Long as associate in the real estate group.

September

  • The Southampton office of Irwin Mitchell has promoted partner Hannah Clipston.
  • Thomson Snell & Passmore has announced that Deepak Gupta has joined as partner.
  • TWM Solicitors has promoted Caroline Keeley to partner.
  • Ellis Jones Solicitors has appointed Carla Brown as a partner and head of the wills, trusts and probate department.
  • Girlings has promoted Sarah Finnis and Charlotte Nock to equity partners.
  • Judge & Priestley has appointed Ryan Taylor who is a specialist contentious probate solicitor.
  • Clifton Ingram has appointed three new paralegals: Oliver Wilson, Hahna Hussain and Rebekah Sutcliffe.

August

  • Coffin Mew has appointed two partners into its Thames Valley region. They are Tim Watkins and Derek Walsh.
  • Moore Blatch has announced a number of recent partner promotions. They are Dr Anne Cassidy, Sarah Stanton, Maya Sushila, Stephen Ball, Jackie Nash, Zoe Owen, Sarah Jordan and Alison Lloyd.
  • Downs Solicitors has announced that Richard Middlehurst has taken over as head of the firm’s family departmemt.
  • Judge & Priestley has appointed Anila Naeem as an associate solicitor in the family law team.
  • Furley Page has appointed Rosie Eastwood as a member of the family law team.
  • Moore Blatch has announced a number of recent promotions to associate level: Abi Fletcher, Peter Worrall Amandeep Khasriya, Susanne Mynors, Steven Watts and Susannah Marsh.
  • Sarah Nineham, an experienced litigator, has joined Frettens.
  • Downs Solicitors has announced several promotions. Simone Horrobin and Tamsin Reader have become senior associates whilst Ian Jones and Joanna Pashley have been promoted to associate.
  • Taylor Walton has appointed Ben Twitchen as head of its family law team.
  • Palmers Solicitors has appointed Luke Morgan as an equity partner.
  • Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth has recruited Nazia Bashir to its tax, trusts and estates team in its Newbury office.
  • The Southampton office of Clarke Willmott has promoted Emma Couch to senior associate in its corporate team.
  • Parrott & Coales LLP has appointed solicitor Fiona Hewitt as head of its dispute resolution department.
  • Adrian Render has joined the competition/litigation team at Maitland Walker as a consultant.
  • Commercial property specialist Rupert Cox has joined the real estate team at Furley Page.
  • Barlow Robbins has appointed Andrew Speers as a non-executive director.

July

  • At Irwin Mitchell, Andrew Walker, has relocated from the firm’s Leeds office to the Gatwick office.
  • Sara Upton has joined Duncan Lewis as a director in the family and childcare department.
  • Samantha Chase and Victoria Gratton have qualified as solicitors with Ellisons.
  • Pictons has promoted Pauline Carline to partner.
  • Lyons Davidson has made a number of senior manager/partner appointments including Emma Baker.
  • PDT Solicitors has promoted two of its senior associates to partner: Ian Lindley and Gail Morris.
  • Thompson Smith & Puxon has announced the appointment of Laura Finnigan as a partner.
  • Nockolds Solicitors has promoted Sarah Lockyer, of the wills and probate team, to partner.
  • Adrian Griffiths has joined Boyes Turner as partner in the development, housebuilding and property litigation team.
  • emw law has been joined by Tariq Sayfoo as a senior solicitor in the commercial team.
  • Salisbury firm Parker Bullen has welcomed solicitor Charlotte Bird to its Andover office.
  • Lyons Davidson has made a number of senior appointments including Daphne U who has been made an associate.
  • Warners Solicitors has appointed John Beynon as a consultant solicitor.
  • PDT Solicitors has promoted dispute litigation lawyer Ben Ashworth to senior associate and corporate lawyer Rosie Haines to associate.
  • Nockolds Solicitors has promoted Karen Pritchard (family) and Lucy Riley (commercial property) to principal associates.
  • Francesca Cozens, a member of Birkett Long’s South Essex divorce and family team based in the Chelmsford office, has been promoted to associate.
  • Corporate and commercial lawyer, Michal Freeman-Shor, has joined Gardner Leader as a senior associate.

June

  • Lester Aldridge has appointed Claire Egerton as a partner
  • Gateley has announced its acquisition of law firm GCL Solicitors LLP.
  • Furley Page has appointed a new partner Ethan Desai
  • Cooper Burnett has welcomed John Spence as a new partner in its litigation team.
  • asb law has announced the appointment of two new partners. Daniel James and Stephen Smith
  • Judge & Priestley has appointed three new partners- Brian Tan, Uday Patel and Louise Hyland
  • Brachers solicitors has announced the promotion of Antonio Fletcher to partner.
  • Barlow Robbins has announced the appointment of Tim Matthews as a partner in the firm’s corporate & commercial team.
  • Holmes & Hills Solicitors has announced the appointment of two new partners to the firm. Keeley Livingstone and Michael Harman
  • Robert Cherry at Clifton Ingram has been made a partner in the firm’s dispute resolution department.
  • Dutton Gregory has merged with Page Gulliford & Gregory, based in Southampton
  • Attwaters Jameson Hill has announced the promotion of Stephanie Holmes and James Sherwin to associates
  • asb law has promoted Simon Amos and Daniel Tozer to associates.
  • Downs Solicitors has announced the appointment of Terina Farnan as senior associate
  • Brachers solicitors has announced a number of promotions. Promoted to senior associate are: Mark Gore, Sophie Read, Emma Harris , Emma Andersen, Tim Turner, Dan King, Rhia Davis, Kim Harrington and Lacie Kerner.
  • Holmes & Hills in Braintree has welcomed Sue Carlile to its private client team.
  • Debenhams Ottaway has promoted solicitor Barry Griffin to associate solicitor.
  • Clifton Ingram has announced a number of promotions across the firm- Martine Lam Yee Man, Joel Molloy, Jo Backwith and Sara Dixon.
  • Moore Blatch has appointed Claire Salisbury
  • Surrey firm Barlow Robbins has promoted two new partners. Scott Taylor and Sara Abou-Jaoude.
  • Birkett Long has promoted associate, Ben Parmenter, and head of HR, Joann Kebbell, to partners.
  • Thomson Snell & Passmore has announced a number of promotions. Catherine Fuller and Rosie Hamlyn have been made up to partner. Sarah Keily has been promoted as a partner. Alex Lewsley has been made up to partner. Claire Josef becomes a new partner.
  • Thomson Snell & Passmore has announced that partner Rebecca Swain has become head of department in residential conveyancing.
  • Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth has recruited a new associate to its tax, trusts and estates team - Lucy Samy.
  • Thomson Snell & Passmore has announced a number of promotions at the firm. Promoted to associate are: Oliver Butler Sarah Nettleship and Stuart Price. Sue Lambert has been made a new senior associate legal executive and Jenny Waight becomes a legal executive associate.
  • Pinney Talfourd LLP has announced that Jennifer Herbert (family) has been promoted to senior associate and Chris Dickinson (private client) and Rebecca March (residential property) have been promoted to associate.
 

May

  • Irwin Mitchell has appointed Sarah Phillips as regional managing partner for its Newbury office.
  • Debenhams Ottaway has announced that Susan Glenholme has been appointed as managing partner.
  • Coole Bevis has announced that Dominic Mercer has been promoted to partner.
  • Blaser Mills has promoted criminal defence lawyer Daniel Martin to partner.
  • GT Stewart Solicitors & Advocates has announced the acquisition of FMW Law.
  • Frettens Solicitors has appointed Simon Immins as an associate in the family team.
  • Blandy & Blandy has welcomed solicitors Rachel Swan and Geena-Mae Bucknall to its commercial property department, and has promoted Olivia Foster to legal assistant.
  • Lamb Brooks has appointed Rob Parker as an associate in its family department.
  • Shoosmiths has appointed partner Paula Swain as the new head of the firm’s Solent office.
  • Lester Aldridge has announced that Matthew Barrow, head of real estate, has been elected as managing partner.
  • Stowe Family Law LLP has promoted Holly Lamb to partner in the firm’s Tunbridge Wells office, and Mark Chapman to partner in Winchester.
  • Rix and Kay has promoted Sara Carpenter, partner and member of the firm’s strategic board, to head its corporate team.
  • Setfords has appointed Andrew Laing as a consultant solicitor.
  • Sherrards Solicitors has appointed Michael Lewis as a partner.
  • Ellisons Solicitors has promoted Lisa Dawson, Scott Porter and Gina Westbrook to partners.
  • Cripps LLP has promoted real estate specialist Ben Johnston to legal director.
  • SA Law has appointed Julie Cohen as a solicitor in the family law department.
  • Owen White has promoted associate solicitors Nicola King and Lynsey Smith to associate directors.
  • Mark Waterfield, a commercial property specialist, has joined Setfords Solicitors as a consultant.
  • Warner Goodman has announced the promotion of Zena Green, head of the financial services team, to associate.
  • Chris Greep has qualified into the employment law team at Warner Goodman.
  • Verisona Law has welcomed two new members to its commercial property team: Jackie Powell and Ryan Morris.
  • Verisona Law has welcomed Tracey Longdon back to the firm as head of the residential conveyancing team.
  • emw law has appointed Ian Sharrock as a senior associate in the banking team.
  • Prettys Solicitors has made three appointments to its real estate team: Jennifer Rayner, Fiona Galloway and Rujina Begum.

April

  • Cripps LLP has appointed Paul Fairbairn as a partner in the private client team.
  • Ellisons Solicitors has opened a new office in Chelmsford which will be led by partners Ross Wiltshire and Paul Forsyth.
  • Duncan Lewis Solicitors has appointed senior housing solicitor Ossie Sandalon to the firm’s Croydon office.
  • Coffin Mew LLP has appointed Lindsay Taylor as a solicitor in the wills, trusts and probate team.
  • Debenhams Ottaway has announced that three trainee lawyers will qualify at the firm in March 2018. Laura Coad,Robyn Adams and Adam Matthews
  • Moorcrofts has promoted associate Will Pearce to partner.
  • Claire Darby and Emma Rothstein have been promoted to the partnership at Pearson Hards LLP.
  • Birketts has welcomed Cameron Barlow as a legal director in its commercial property team.
  • Owen White has appointed Ewan Gadsden to its property department.
  • Palmers Solicitors has promoted Carla Jones to associate

March

  • Lester Aldridge has announced that Matthew Barrow will become its new managing partner on 1 May 2018.
  • Dawson Hart has announced the promotion of Nick Stockley to director. He specialises in commercial matters and dispute resolution.
  • Churchers Solicitors has welcomed solicitor Emma Wells to its residential conveyancing team in Cosham. Wells qualified in October 2017.
  • Angela Bowman has joined Shoosmiths as head of the contentious trusts and probate team.
  • Ellisons Solicitors has appointed associate Michelle Lamm to its Clacton-on-Sea team.
  • Foot Anstey has appointed Begonia Filgueira as a legal director in the real estate team based in the Southampton office.
  • Alan Massenhove has joined the business team at Birkett Long.
  • Newly qualified solicitor Jenna Lloyd has joined the wills, trusts and succession team at Eric Robinson Solicitors.
  • Churchers Solicitors has made two partner promotions. Lauren McIntosh is promoted to partner in the private client team. Faye Evans has been promoted to partner in the private client team.
  • Susan Macpherson, an experienced real estate and commercial property lawyer, has joined Setfords as a senior consultant solicitor.
  • Birketts has appointed Ruth Neave as legal director and head of public sector.
  • Moorcrofts has welcomed Tash Whitaker to lead the firm’s new compliance division.
  • Gardner Leader has appointed Simon Fisher as a senior associate in the family team.
  • Solicitor advocate and financial services lawyer Michael Cotter has joined Setfords as a consultant.
  • McMillan Williams has appointed Caroline Kempster as a senior legal executive in its personal injury department.

February

  • 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.

January

  • 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.