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Hammond Suddards has appointed seven new partners from within the firm, four fewer than last year.
Covering a broad range of disciplines, the appointments take effect from 1 May and bring the total number of partners to 103.
The new partners are: Christopher Brigstocke, who specialises in property; Jeremy Dickerson, intellectual property; Steven Glover, corporate finance; Simon Price and Jan Levinson, commercial dispute resolution; Sean McCay, construction; and Christian Wharton, pensions.
Senior partner John Heller says: "We are committed to promoting our most talented lawyers. We believe it is a reflection of the continuing strength of Hammond Suddards that the firm is able to elect so many talented new partners."
Last year the firm made up 11 partners and recruited eight externally.
The Lawyer would like to point out that Philip Coates, the lawyer leaving Hammond Suddards to join Dibb Lupton Alsop, is a senior solicitor and not a partner as we stated in last week's issue.