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IBB Law has strengthened its commercial property team with senior solicitor Jeff Elphee, who joins the Middlesex firm from London giant SJ Berwin. The firm has also recruited assistant Julian Booth from niche practice Collins Dryland & Thorowgood to its construction division.

Barrister Bruce Henry has joined North West firm Lees Lloyd Whitley as an employment specialist from the chambers of RS Dodds
in Preston.

North West firm DWF Solicitors has made up seven new partners in its Liverpool and Manchester offices. Andrew Davies, Jeanne Evans, Maria Burquest and Mark Poulston are all promoted in Liverpool, while Anita Gupta, David Astbury and Matthew Yates have been made up in Manchester.

Kent firm Clarkson Wright & Jakes has made a string of promotions. Claire Gardner and Jill Lawton have been promoted to associate in the matrimonial and commercial litigation teams respectively. New qualifier Nasima Khalique will also join the commercial litigation division.

Wollastons Solicitors in Chelmsford has recruited Ashurst lawyer Karl Taylor as a senior associate. Taylor is a company and commercial specialist.