Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has promoted six lawyers to its partnership, bringing the total number of partners at the firm to 122. The new partners are Greg Calladine-Smith and Ian Waring in real estate, Naveen Vijh in property finance, James Good in planning, Andrea Macaulay in insurance and reinsurance and Steven Williams in construction and engineering. Neville Eisenberg, managing partner, commented: "These promotions are in line with our growth strategy and display confidence in our business. Each of our new partners is making a key contribution to the firms development in their respective practice areas." The announcement comes as a positive step after BLP resorted to a process of managing out and de-equitising partners earlier this year in a bid to keep profits on an upward curve in tough market conditions. The process is understood to have led to six partners exiting the firm. A further four have been either de-equitised or are being given the opportunity to improve their performance.