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Dickinson Dees has promoted two lawyers to partner and eight to director in its annual round of promotions.
The promotions come as part of the firm’s new growth strategy, which was announced to the business following consultation with partners (28 March 2011).
Claire Brook and Ben Butler have both been promoted to partner. Brook joined the firm’s York office in 2009 as a senior counsel, and has now taken on the role of head of planning. Butler joins the partnership in the firm’s company and commercial department in Newcastle.
The eight new directors are spread across the firm’s offices in Newcastle, Teeside and York, and cover pensions, agriculture, corporate, construction, disputes and employment.
Director promotions: Kate Buckham – Pensions (York) Andrew Farquharson – Agriculture (Newcastle/York) Alistair Scott-Somers – Corporate (York) Ian Atkinson – Construction (Newcastle) Joanna Bromhead – Commercial Disputes (Newcastle) Ged Flanagan – Commercial Disputes (Newcastle) Iain Pritty – Corporate (Newcastle) Ed Duffield – Employment (Tees Valley)