Movers & Shakers: South West

2019

June

  • Simmons & Simmons has promoted Jonathan Spencer (dispute resolution) to partner in the firm’s Bristol office.
  • DAC Beachcroft has announced the promotion of 19 new partners. In the Bristol office Stan Campbell (real estate), Sara Eaton (clinical risk) and Louise Wiltshire (healthcare regulatory) have been promoted.
  • CMS has announced its partner promotion round. In the firm’s Bristol office Robert Jones (insurance – contentious) has been promoted.
  • Kennedys has made a number of partner promotions including Vittorio Cinque in the Taunton office.
  • Womble Bond Dickinson has announced a number of partner promotions including Sasha Hinton and Laura Brodie in the Bristol office.
  • Shoosmiths has announced a number of new partners in its May 2019 promotions round. In the firm’s Solent office, Jonathan Smart (business advisory) has been promoted and newly promoted in the Thames Valley office are Nina Smith (corporate), Fiona Teague (business advisory) and Fleur Turrington (business advisory).
  • Claire Rankin is joining Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office as a pensions partner.
  • Trethowans has appointed Guy Morgan as a partner in the Salisbury office.
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has made up six new partners. In the Bristol office Rachael Healey has been promoted.
  • Maitland Walker has announced that solicitor Sheree-Ann Virgin of the firm’s EU & competition and litigation & dispute resolution departments has been promoted to partner.
  • Michelmores has announced the promotion of four partners across its South West offices. Chloe Howard-Smith, basedin the Exeter office, has been promoted to partner within the real estate team. Exeter-based, Karen Williams, has been promoted to partner within the business team.  In the Bristol office, Edward Porter has been promoted to partner in the private wealth team. Also in the Bristol office, Adam Corbin has been made partner in the agricultural team.
  • TLT has appointed Tom Cowling as a partner in the clean energy team within the commercial services group.
  • Wansbroughs Solicitors has announced that Sarah Alexander from the residential property team and Kathryn Smith Cowap and Jennifer Vooght, both from the private client team, have been promoted to partners in the firm.
  • Steele Raymond has appointed Caroline Probert, a SIPP and SSAS pension property specialist, as a commercial property partner.
  • Richard Baker has become the new managing partner at Stephens Scown.
  • Cornish firm Nalders has appointed Manda Toms as a partner.
  • Bevan Brittan has made a number of senior promotions. In the Bristol office, Richard Hiscoke (commercial & infrastructure) and Anne Palmer (litigation, advisory & regulatory) have both been promoted to legal directors. Also in the Bristol office, Simon Boyes (property) has been made a senior associate, and Yasmin Allan (litigation, advisory & regulatory), Anna Davies (commercial & infrastructure), Anna Elliott (commercial & infrastructure), Bethan Price (clinical risk) and Matthew Tucker (property) have been made associates.
  • TLT has made a number of promotions to legal director including Emily Black (financial services), Sam McCollum (financial services), Lisa Urwin (technology and IP), Eleanor McClelland (commercial), Sarah Hale (housing) and Piers Warne (licensing) in the Bristol office.
  • Maitland Walker has announced that Jessie Dhillon has been promoted to associate solicitor and head of residential conveyancing in the Taunton office.
  • Woollcombe Yonge Associates has promoted a number of new associates: Vivien Bell (family), Gary Burns (commercial property), Michael Green (higher rights advocate) and Rebecca Wood (head of criminal law department).
  • Wards Solicitors has appointed Richard Darbinian as a solicitor in the disputes team. Also Aaliya Moledina has joined as a solicitor in the new homes team. Ciaran Keane has qualified into the commercial and corporate services team.
  • Stokes Partners has appointed David Lees as an associate solicitor in the dispute resolution team.
  • Stone King has announced a number of promotions. In the Bristol office: Hannah Brittain (dispute resolution) has been promoted to senior associate, while Sarah Clarke (trusts & estates) and Simon Stone (dispute resolution) have been promoted to associate solicitor.
  • Eight lawyers in Osborne Clarke’s UK business have been promoted to partner. In Bristol: Alexandra Gower (energy & utilities); CharlesCrowne (commercial); and Sarah Knight (corporate).
  • Foot Anstey has announced a number of promotions. Partners Will Whitt (banking) and Mark Rhys-Jones (dispute resolution) have been promoted to mid-equity and senior equity partner respectively. Employment solicitor Claire Holland, data law specialist Alexandra Leonidou and construction lawyer Tris Tucker have been promoted to partners in the firm.
  • Royds Withy King has announced a number of promotions at the firm. In the Bath office Katherine Lauder and Maria Meek have been promoted to partner
  • Kitsons has announced a number of promotions. Marjorie Creek has been promoted to partner in the private client team in Plymouth. Natalie Carey becomes a partner in the commercial property team in Exeter and Jenna Hamilton-Pursglove becomes the firm’s first CILEX partner, heading up the residential property team in Exeter.
  • Laceys Solicitors has welcomed newly-qualified Byron Sims to the firm’s dispute resolution team after completing his training contract.
  • The Bath office of Battens Solicitors has welcomed immigration adviser Lee Campbell to the firm.
  • Stephens Scown has appointed Tracy Bailey. She joins the firm’s property litigation team at senior associate level.

May

  • Trethowans has appointed Chris Pemberton as a partner. The private client specialist will be based in Salisbury.
  • Stephens Scown has made new appointments to its board. Hilary Pitts has been  promoted to head of Devon, Catherine Mathews to deputy head of Devon and Verity Slater to deputy head of Cornwall.
  • Royds Withy King has welcomed Dan Meadon-Bower to the firm as a partner in its corporate and commercial law team based in Bath.
  • Stokes Partners has welcomed Victoria Saunders as a partner and the new head of its residential property team.
  • Mogers Drewett has welcomed Richard Pike as a new partner, based in the Bath office.
  • Trethowans has offered permanent jobs to all its current second year trainees qualifying in September 2019. Gerrard Tin will be joining the banking team based in the Bournemouth office, Zach Rooney will qualify into the commercial property team in Salisbury, and Kira McKane will be joining the employment team in the firm’s Southampton office.
  • Steele Raymond has made three promotions to associate. Shaun Guppy joined the firm’s trainee recruitment programme in 2014 and qualified into the company and commercial team in 2016.  Laura Clarke, a wills and probate solicitor based in the Southbourne office, also started as a trainee with the firm and is a member of the private client team.  Kayleigh Medland, who joined the firm in 2017, is a member of the commercial property team and specialises in landlord and tenant, investment and land development work.
  • James Gliddon has joined Foot Anstey’s banking practice as a partner.
  • Mowbray Woodwards has welcomed three new team members to the firm. Solicitor Richard Mackichan-Burke has joined the litigation team. The two other new arrivals are Angus McWilliams and Laura Ingram.
  • Senior solicitor Joanna Newton has joined the Bristol office of Stowe Family Law LLP. The firm has also appointed Aaron Bailey as a solicitor in the Winchester office.
  • Lorna Bolton has been promoted to the position of director at Greenaway Scott.
  • Quality Solicitors Dunn & Baker has made four new appointments in its residential property team in Exeter. James Goode joins the firm as a solicitor from a local law firm. Claire Penhallow joins as a paralegal with over 30 years’ experience and will assist Goode in both residential and commercial property matters. Louise Webber and Gemma Haines-Lawson join the firm as property executives.
  • Wards Solicitors has appointed Emma Cheetham as a solicitor in the commercial property team based in Clevedon.
  • Bill Osborn has joined Battens Solicitors residential team as a conveyancing executive.
  • Emily Barwell has qualified as a solicitor in the science and technology team at BPE Solicitors.

April

  • Ashfords has appointed Katie Webber as a senior associate in the firm’s disputed wills and trusts team based in the Bristol office.
  • Elizabeth Metcalfe has joined the private client team at Metcalfes Solicitors.
  • Mowbray Woodwards has promoted two of its solicitors to associate: Lucy Terrell, and Nicholas Wragg.
  • The Exeter office of Tozers has appointed Sam Reid as a new associate solicitor in its property team.
  • WBW Solicitors has appointed Emma Thomas as a tax and trust assistant in the private client department based in the Paignton office.
  • Browne Jacobson has promoted Jennifer Grigg to senior associate in the firm’s Exeter office where she specialises in government and infrastructure.
  • Laceys Solicitors has welcomed newly-qualified solicitor Richard Ramshaw to the firm on the successful completion of his training contract. He joins the commercial property department

March

  • 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.

February

  • 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.

January

  • 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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