In brief: Holman Fenwick & Willan

Holman Fenwick & Willan, one of the country's leading shipping firms, has made up eight new partners to bring its partner total to 79. Five with specialisations ranging from marine and admiralty law to reinsurance, commercial litigation and international trade law will be based in the London office. Two marine and commercial litigators make partner in the Hong Kong office and a banking and shipping finance specialist is based in the firm's associated office in Piraeus, Greece. Half of the new partners joined as trainees.