Partners on the move…

DJ Freeman has brought the total number of new partners appointed in the firm within the past six months to eight. Three new

partners, take up their posts on 1 May. They are Jonathan Barnes (commercial property), Tim O'Hara (non-contentious construction) and Marina Palomba (contentious commercial litigation and jurisdictional disputes).

George Bull, a specialist in social housing taxation has joined leading accountants Baker Tilly to enable the firm to raise its profile in this sector. Bull, formerly head of tax at solicitors Winkworth Sherwood, joined the company on 1 April as partner, special tax services.

Philip Ashworth & Co, one of York's fastest growing firms, has promoted Christian Rogers to partner. Rogers worked for a City firm before moving to York.

m Michael Davis, professional negligence partner at Pinsent Curtis in Birmingham, has joined Leamington Spa firm Wright Hassall & Co.

In last week's forum, it was stated that Richard Temple was a senior solicitor at Herbert Smith. He is, in fact, head of water and a partner in the energy projects and construction group at Cameron McKenna.