Movers & Shakers: South East



  • Stephenson Harwood has announced that Roland Foord has been re-elected as senior partner
  • Russell-Cooke has announced the appointment of two new partners in their Kingston office with effect from 2 March 2020 Julie Man and Miranda Green
  • Trethowans has appointed Sarah Humphrey as a commercial property partner
  • Foot Anstey has recruited former Blake Morgan employment partner Sarah Peacock as an equity partner
  • Knights Group Holdings plc has announced the exchange of contracts to acquire asb law. Completion is expected to take place on 17 April 2020
  • Moore Blatch and Barlow Robbins have agreed to merge, with trading set to begin as Moore Barlow from 1 May 2020
  • Foot Anstey has recruited David Fanchi and Robert Stangroom as legal directors from Irwin Mitchell’s property team
  • Birkett Long has recruited family solicitor Shelley Cumbers
  • Thomson Snell & Passmore has welcomed two new members to its probate department Michael Bruce and Phil Hill
  • New solicitor Alexandra Mann has joined Stowe Family Law LLP
  • Lester Aldridge has announced that a number of trainees have completed their training contracts and are now qualified solicitors, including Jade Hawksworth and Hannah Gilling in the Southampton real estate team


  • Clarke Willmott has appointed Sarah Wood-Heath as a partner in its family law
  • Trethowans has appointed Julian Hamblin, an IT and technology law specialist, as a partner
  • Andrew Katz, CEO and head of tech and IP at Moorcrofts, has been named general counsel to the new OpenUK board, representing the UK’s open technology community
  • Brachers has announced that it is to open a new office in Canterbury in the spring of 2020
  • Irwin Mitchell has appointed Rose MacFarlane as a senior associate in the tax, trusts and estates team based in the Gatwick office
  • Irwin Mitchell has appointed Kiran Mahal as a solicitor in the tax, trusts and estates team in the Reading office
  • Irwin Mitchell has appointed Emily Wentworth as an assistant solicitor in the tax, trusts and estates team based in the Chichester office
  • Blake Morgan has appointed Mary Pears as a legal director in its Thames Valley corporate team
  • Steele Raymond has appointed residential property solicitor Deborah Fenton
  • Guildford firm Setfords solicitors has welcomed consultant chartered legal executive James Crascall to the firm
  • SA Law has welcomed Navdeep Shihn to the firm
  • Tunbridge Wells firm Stowe Family Law LLP has welcomed solicitor Victoria Aked


  • Gateley has appointed James Lawrence as a partner in its residential development team in Guildford
  • Morrisons solicitors has completed the acquisition of Wheelers Solicitors
  • Thompson Smith & Puxon has announced the appointment of Aileen Hirst Ltd and Robert Ashworth Ltd as new partners in the firm
  • Winckworth Sherwood has appointed senior associate Amy Brown
  • Solicitor Melanie Quinn has joined the St Albans office of Stowe Family Law LLP
  • Thompson Smith & Puxon has appointed Lisa Dixon as a solicitor in the employment team based in the Colchester office
  • Setfords has made a number of senior appointments. Ovie Opone has joined Setfords as a consultant property solicitor based in Brighton