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Shoosmiths has established a planning team in Manchester with associate Melanie Grimshaw and solicitor Marcus Woody.

Carole Nash has recruited Lisa Canning as its new head of compliance and risk.

DLA Piper has appointed John Delamere as partner in its Liverpool office

Napthens has recruited employment expert Oliver McCann.

Keoghs has recruited two new partners; insurance fraud specialist Paul Smith and risk and compliance director Philippa Hayes.

DLA Piper has appointed John Delamere as a partner in its banking and finance team.

Rob Sheldon, Elizabeth Boyes and Helen Johnston have been promoted to associate by DWF.

Michelle Shean and Scott McKinnell have been appointed as partners by Pannone.

Richard Wolff, partner and head of corporate recovery and insolvency at JMW solicitors, has been appointed to the management board of the firm.

Mark Hatzer and Angela Dobbs of Fentons have been accepted as members of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers.

Martin Stockdale has joined the fraud practice at Kennedys.

Baines Wilson has appointed Isobel Milburn as a partner and head of its dispute resolution and litigation department.

Joey Byrne of Freeth Cartwright has been appointed as national head of the firm’s insolvency practice.

Addleshaw Goddard has launched a dedicated social enterprise team headed by Paul Conroy.

Victoria Dolan has joined the intellectual property, IT and e-commerce team at Pannone.

George Davies Solicitors has appointed solicitor Rosie Rogers to its corporate and commercial team. Rebecca Nolan has joined the family team after qualifying as a solicitor in September 2011.

Paul Tyrer has joined Birchall Blackburn as head of corporate and commercial.

Dan Stear and Gill Knowles have joined Aaron & Partners as associate solicitors.

Chafes has appointed conveyancer Carol Garside to its team.

Newly-qualified Annie Tombleson has joined the Manchester office of Mills & Reeve

Mark Briegal has joined Aaron & Partners as a partner in its corporate commercial team.

Graham Shaw has joined GT Law to head its new sports management division. Graham is a former professional footballer and joins from Stockport County.

Mark Heptinstall, a partner at Slater Heelis, has been appointed president of the Trafford Law Society.

Mark Hovell, John Hewison and Walter Nicholls of George Davies have been reappointed to the London-based Sport Resolutions Panel until 2015.

Emma Giles has joined Irwin Mitchell as a solicitor in their commercial litigation team.

Tom Cressey and James Clarke have joined the property team of SAS Daniels and Amanda Galley has joined as the new head of service delivery.

Berg has appointed Ian Barker as head of its property team.

Tony Coates and Anna-Marie Knipe have both been promoted to associate at Birchall Blackburn whilst Stacey Ashe, Tammy Jones and Kristina Smith have been admitted as solicitors following completion of their training contracts. Rosemary Johns has been accepted as a member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

Kuits has recruited solicitors David Jones and Andrew Lee to its commercial litigation and intellectual property teams.

Will Clayton has joined Taylors as head of employment.

Jonathan Davage has joined Bermans as a corporate partner in its Manchester office.

Iain Blundell has joined Blackhurst Budd as a paralegal in the firm’s family law team.

Paul Devitt has been automatically re-elected as managing partner of Addleshaw Goddard for a second term.

Clough & Willis has promoted Seb Wright to case manager within its Debt Recovery Team. His appointment also follows the launch of a new fixed price debt recovery service for commercial and corporate clients across the UK.

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