Careers: people

Maxwell Batley has announced a slew of new appointments as part of its ongoing expansion drive. Mandeep Ubbey and Una McNamara join the London firm from Herbert Smith, where they were assistants in the real estate department. Emma Thornington arrives after completing her training in commercial property, property litigation and corporate work at Memery Crystal.

Dutch heavyweight NautaDutilh swelled its numbers last week with the appointment of five new partners. Daan Lunsingh Scheurleer becomes a partner in Amsterdam, while Daniella Strik and Jennifer Willemsen become partners in Rotterdam. The Brussels office was boosted by the promotion to partner of Yvette Verleisdonk and Francois Tulkens.

Thames Valley outfit Harris Cartwright Solicitors has announced the promotion of clinical negligence and personal injury specialist Karen McCarthy to the partnership. McCarthy has been with the firm for nine years.

Edwards Geldard has appointed a new senior associate to its corporate team in the East Midlands. Debra Martin joins the 48-partner firm after 10 years as a senior legal adviser at 3i.