Congratulations are in order for our new senior promotions and trainees

Congratulations are in order for our new senior promotions and trainees

Our new legal directors in Birmingham include Justine Ball, in the property litigation team, Andrew Rushfirth, banking specialist, and Jenny Walker from the real estate team.

Elsewhere, Sara Gibbs, clinical negligence expert, and Gareth Hegarty, part of restructuring, recoveries and insolvency, both based in the London office, have also been promoted to legal director. Rachel Kent, from the real estate team in the Nottingham office, and Debra Burton, contentious probate specialist based in the Leicester office, join them.

We have also had an array of associate promotions across the firm. In Leicester, five new associates have been announced, including Alex Ryan from restructuring, recoveries and insolvency, Stephanie Kyriacou, family law expert, Hema Singham, whose focus is commercial and IP law, as well as Ben Darlow and Charlotte Ellis in the real estate team.

The Birmingham office has seen new associates in the form of Katie Heeley in insurance and business solution, Stewart Argo, commercial and IP specialist, and Joshua Hartle, in the banking team. The corporate team in Nottingham has also celebrated the promotion of Rachael Mitchison.

On top of these numerous promotions, Shakespeare Martineau is nurturing the next generation of talent by welcoming a group of trainees to its offices across the UK. East Midlands trainees include Jessica Rhodes and Charlotte Cassells, both of whom are joining the Leicester office, and Sukhpal Bhamrah in the Nottingham office.

Santina Taylor, Robin Gronbech, Sean Hazelwood and Jamilah Campbell will be calling the Birmingham office their new home, while London will be gaining Isabelle Hugh-Jones as a new trainee.

Helen Hay, head of HR at Shakespeare Martineau, said: “These promotions go to show the impressive level of dedication and hard-work that we see daily across the firm. Every single one has proved themselves to be truly invaluable to their teams. I’m sure that they will all continue to succeed in their new roles, going above and beyond for their clients.

“Growth is impossible without the development of new legal talent. Fresh ideas keep the firm moving forwards, and our clients need to be certain that they will receive the best support and legal advice possible far into the future.”