Northampton-based legal eagle promoted to partner in national firm

A national legal firm with offices in Northampton has appointed five new partners.

Friday, 6th May 2016, 10:56 am
Updated Friday, 6th May 2016, 11:57 am

The new round of promotions now brings the national law firm’s total number of partners to 146. They are joined by 18 new senior associates. All promotions take effect from May 1.

The new partners are Hayley Saunders (regulatory) and Adele Hayfield (employment) who are based in Birmingham and real estate lawyers, Catherine Williams, Melissa Barker and Dan Monaghan, from the Milton Keynes, Northampton and Manchester offices, respectively.

The firm also welcomes new senior associates: real estate lawyers Simon Pestell, Alexandria Jones, Heidi Brennan, James Brodie, Cara Beveridge, Laura Bloxham, Andrew Outram and Matthew Kemp. Corporate lawyers made up to senior associate include Rachel Reeves and Nina Smith and banking specialist Suzanne Love. Commercial lawyer Harriet Campbell has also been promoted, along with private client lawyers Anneliese Jones, Richard Bannister, Elaine Seamark, Chris Longbottom, Sarah Corser and Sara Smith.

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Shoosmiths’ chief executive, Claire Rowe, said: “Promotions serve as an opportunity to recognise the experience and commitment our people bring to Shoosmiths.

“Partners and senior associates earn their promotions by taking on additional responsibilities and building relationships with our clients, which is integral to the firm’s success.

“It is always a pleasure for us to reward our lawyers for the contributions they make through means of promotion,” he added.