Movers & Shakers: Wales



Geldards has made a number of partner promotions, including three in Cardiff: Elizabeth Bray (best practice & risk), Joga Singh (employment/immigration) and Helen Snow (employment and data protection & information law).

Eversheds Sutherland has appointed Rob Phillips as a partner in the real estate litigation team based in the Cardiff office.

Geldards has made a number of promotions to senior associate, including Rachel Kirby (injury dispute resolution) and Ewelina Wagiel (corporate) in the Cardiff office. Meanwhile, Henry Bright (commercial property) and Madeleine Jordan (CDR) have been promoted to associate in Cardiff.

The appointments of 101 new Queen’s Counsel have been announced. In Cardiff Catherine Heyworth (30 Park Place) has been appointed.


Peter Donnison, of 30 Park Place, has been appointed as a Deputy District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts).

30 Park Place has announced that Kirsten Heaven has been appointed as an assistant coroner for Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot.


Sara Miles has been promoted to director at Howells solicitors.

Iscoed Chambers has welcomed Megan Jones as a pupil.

Pendragon Chambers has been joined by Joshua Dean as a new tenant following the successful completion of his pupillage.

Apex Chambers has welcomed Alex Williams as a member of the clerking team.


Eversheds Sutherland (International) has made 31 partner promotions with effect from 1 May 2022. They include Cardiff- based Tom Black (FSDI), Sally Isaacs (employment), Gemma Pendlebury (real estate) and Alex Shapland (core real estate).

Eversheds Sutherland (International) has promoted 17 lawyers to legal director, with effect from 1 May 2022. They include Cardiff-based Huw Evans (core real estate), Angharad Hurle (CDR), Kate Sutton (core real estate), Richard Woodhead (employment) and Jonathan Woodward (core real estate).

Abel & Imray has promoted Edward Nation and Matthew Laffan to senior associates in the Cardiff office. Joining the firm in 2013, Nation’s work involves drafting patent applications and prosecuting those patent applications in the UK, Europe and overseas. He also has experience of opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office, as well as advising on freedom to operate. Laffan’s work covers a variety of technical disciplines, with particular experience of drafting and prosecuting patents relating to technology in the aerospace, defence, offshore engineering, optics and security sectors.