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Keoghs has promoted Allison Carr to the partnership as a junior equity partner. Rose Dickinson, Deborah Kelly, Caroline Melody, Neil Southern and Catherine Woolham have also all been promoted to associate.

  • Keoghs has promoted Allison Carr to the partnership as a junior equity partner. Rose Dickinson, Deborah Kelly, Caroline Melody, Neil Southern and Catherine Woolham have also all been promoted to associate.
  • Leeds firm John Howe & Co has appointed civil and commercial litigation solicitor Stephen Donkin to work in its new city-centre office.
  • Prettys has promoted Matthew Cameron and Jonathan Greenhalgh to the partnership, while non-solicitors Susan Ball and Christopher Green become director of employment services and director of residential property respectively.
  • South East firm Thomas Eggar has appointed Sarah Dineley as a solicitor in its Chichester-based litigation team. She joins from White & Bowker (now Blake Lapthorn Linnell).
  • Birmingham firm Shakespeares has promoted Zahra Pabani, head of the family team, to the partnership.
  • South West firm Stephens & Scown has recruited Hannah Edwards as a commercial property solicitor from Michelmores and Peter Edwards as a planning solicitor from Acorus Rural Property Services where he was a consultant.
  • Hunton & Williams has appointed Wendell Taylor as a partner in its Washington DC global competition practice group. Taylor joins from the US Department of Justice where he was a special assistant US attorney and counsel to the deputy attorney general.
  • TLT has appointed Richard McBride, formerly a senior in-house lawyer for Barclays Bank, as an associate in the firm’s London banking and asset finance team.
  • Clarkslegal has appointed Rachel Krol as a commercial property partner in its London office. Krol joins from West End firm Jeffrey Green Russell.
  • Watson Burton has appointed Naomi Stafford as an associate in its Leeds construction department. She joins from Ware & Kay in York.
  • Lancashire firm Scott Rees & Co has hired 15 new staff: Yasar Ali, Saida Begum, John Corr, Claire Harvey, Noreen Iqbal, Angela Newberry, Safina Shah and Amanda Vermeulen join as solicitors; Kathryn Grass, Hilary Hignett, Sue Johnson, Berkley McQuaid and Ed Stokes join as senior litigation executives; and Sharn Birk and Catherine Smith join as trainees.
  • Toronto-based Gowling Lafleur Henderson has hired Lynne Watt as a partner in the firm’s Ottawa office. She joins from McCarthy Tétrault in Toronto.
  • Devon firm Kitson Hutchings Solicitors has appointed Rima Bhattacharya as an assistant in its Torquay office from Ford Simey Solicitors in Exeter.
  • Forsters has bolstered is commercial property team with the hire of Chris Ogle as a solicitor from DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary where he was an associate.