Hammonds makes biggest ever promotion round

Hammonds has made up a record 19 associates to partnership, the largest number of associates the firm has promoted yet.

Hammonds managing partner Peter Crossley said the firm’s new partners will play a vital role in Hammonds’ future development.

“The firm’s career ladder provides a transparent route to partnership that is supported and developed through a structured programme of mentoring and training.

“Partner promotions this year provide clear evidence of the fact that our career progression is working,” he said.

Birmingham has won the lion’s share of the new partners, with seven, while London and Manchester will both see four join their offices.

The firm’s Leeds, Berlin and Madrid offices received one new partner each, while new Valda Chan will work between the firm’s Hong Kong and Beijing offices.

The new partners have been promoted across nine practice areas, with employment taking the most with four made up, followed by pensions and property, which both added three to their partnership.

The firm also promoted four women this year, double the number of last year.

The new partners are:

Robert Bray – Corporate, London
Christian Bleschke – Tax Strategies, Berlin
Jon Stevens – Tax Strategies, Birmingham
Valda Chan – Corporate, Hong Kong and Beijing
Ed Johnson – PFI/projects, London
Jonathan Leech – Construction, Birmingham
Paul Giles – Construction, Manchester
Carlos Pierce – Property, Birmingham
Stelios Coutsavlis – Property, Manchester
Melanie Williams – Property, Birmingham
Dan Bickerstaffe – Employment, Manchester
Ignacio Regojo – Employment, Madrid
Charlie Frost – Employment, Birmingham
Jasvir Kaur – Employment, Leeds
Laura Sayer – Pensions, London
Fraser Sparks – Pensions, London
Matthew Giles – Pensions, Birmingham
Stuart James – Commercial, Birmingham
Peter Donaldson – IT & IP, Manchester