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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