Laytons dispute resolution partner Will Slater has been made managing partner of the firm’s Guildford office. He has been at the firm since joining as a trainee in 1991 and has been dispute resolution head since 2004. Slater said he was looking to build on Laytons’ strong position in the local business community. Zoe Melville-Harris, a partner in the residential development team, has been appointed as deputy managing partner in Guildford. Laytons also has offices in London and Manchester.