Movers & Shakers: South West



TLT has re-elected Andrew Glynn as senior partner for a second three-year term.

Winckworth Sherwood has appointed senior charities lawyer Philip Collins to the firm.

Nash & Co has promoted Eleanor Barber to partner in the family team.

Wards Solicitors has made a number of partner promotions. Luke Hewitt, who works in the conveyancing department; and Rebecca Purchase, part of the wills, probate and mental capacity team, have both been promoted to partner in the Nailsea office.

Willans has promoted partner Chris Wills to head of the corporate & commercial department.

Wolferstans has announced the appointment of Paul Bramall as a partner in the commercial property team.

Property development lawyer Becky Smyth has joined Excello Law.

Irwin Mitchell has made a number of senior appointments. In Bristol Gus Silverman (public law) has been promoted to associate whilst Fiona McGhie (public law) and Erin Sawyer (family) have been promoted to senior associates.

Elizabeth Johnson has become the first female chartered legal executive to be appointed to the Judiciary at Ashfords.

Wards Solicitors has promoted Tom Bowering to senior associate in Bristol and Keri McNeil to senior associate in the Weston-super-Mare office. Both work in the conveyancing department.

Willans has made a number of senior appointments. The wills, probate and trusts division has welcomed associate Hannah Wall, solicitor Laura Stone and private client executive Susie Jones.

WBW Solicitors has appointed Sarah Summers as a chartered legal executive in the dispute resolution team.

Woollcombe Yonge has appointed solicitor Rebecca Wood as head of the criminal litigation department. It has also appointed chartered legal executive Natalie Dingle as a member of the residential conveyancing department.

WSP Solicitors has welcomed Cheryl Maynard as a commercial property solicitor based in the Stroud office.

Dorset firm Steele Raymond has appointed two new solicitors to its commercial property team: Chris Elliott and Luke Mowbray. It has also appointed Natasha Boyland as operations director.

Deighton Pierce Glynn has welcomed two newly-qualified solicitors to the firm’s Bristol office on the successful completion of their training contracts: Amalia King and Robyn Taylor.

Nash & Co has recruited family law solicitor Gemma Stevens.

Richard Bagwell has joined Stephens Scown as a partner in its resolution team.

Trethowans has expanded its Winchester team with the appointment of senior associate Rupert Thompson.

BPE Solicitors has welcomed the return of two of its solicitors: Laura Pitcher and Adam Kean. They both re-join the firm as senior associates.

Everys Solicitors has announced three associate promotions: Emma Gray, Emma Benyon-Tinker and Kris Seed.

Laceys Solicitors has announced that Thomas Murray has qualified as a solicitor having undertaken his two year training contract with the firm. He has now joined the firm’s private client team.

Frettens has welcomed Fiona Knight and Charlotte Bunch to its commercial property team. Knight is a senior solicitor with over 25 years’ commercial and residential property experience.

Eve Hebbron, who focuses on inheritance and trusts disputes, has joined Stephens Scown as a solicitor.

Cornish firm Hine Downing has welcomed farming solicitor Sue Reynolds who has joined the commercial department.


Stephens Scown has appointed Bill Wilkins as its new chairman.

Osborne Clarke has appointed Ed Barratt as a partner based in Bristol.

Davies and Partners has appointed construction lawyer Sean Randall-Morris to develop the firm’s contentious and dispute resolution service for construction clients.

Goughs Solicitors has appointed associate solicitor Sarah Thomson as head of the residential property team.

Hine Downing private client solicitor Autumn Trebilcock has qualified as a notary public.

The Bristol office of Simpson Millar has welcomed newly-qualified solicitor Lydia Dunford to the firm.

Coles Miller Solicitors has appointed Nick Balchin as marketing manager.


DAC Beachcroft LLP has announced two new partners: Shahjahan Ali as head of its immigration team; and Ann Isaacs who is promoted to partner to head up its agricultural and highway claims teams.

Giles Dunning has been appointed as head of the corporate legal team at Stephens Scown.

Irwin Mitchell has appointed Laura Podger as a member of the family law team based in the Bristol office.

Ashfords has welcomed solicitor Imogen Powell to the firm’s family team in Taunton.

Novum Law has promoted Kim Chamberlain to director and a member of the senior management team.

Humphries Kirk has appointed solicitor Darren Francis to it family department in Poole.

Steele Raymond has appointed newly qualified solicitor Jesamine Somerville to its tax, trust, wills and probate team.

Wollen Michelmore has appointed Eleanor Ronson as a family solicitor in its Newton Abbott office.


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