In brief: Firm makes two paralegals associates

Shakespeares Solicitors' has appointed two paralegals – Steve Stevenson and Mike Radford – as associates to mark their seniority. Shakespeares' managing partner Andrew Argyle said the pair had made an outstanding contribution and he personally supported a change in Law Society regulations to allow paralegals to progress further and become partners. “If someone is making a valuable contribution there is no reason why they can't join the partnership,” he said.