In brief: Withers promotes partners from within

London solicitors Withers have appointed six new partners from within its own ranks. The six – Janette Catell, Paul Brecknell, Adam Taylor, Meriel Schindler, Stephen Digby and Hugh Devlin – takes the number of partners in the firm to 44. Withers says it has been expanding in the last two years after following a policy of building strength in complementary specialisms.