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Davey Franklin Jones has promoted Janice Leyland to its partnership in the family law group. At the same time, three lawyers have been promoted to associates: Meryl Atkins, Michael Brady and Stephanie Dawson.

•Davey Franklin Jones has promoted Janice Leyland to its partnership in the family law group. At the same time, three lawyers have been promoted to associates: Meryl Atkins, Michael Brady and Stephanie Dawson.

•Fox Hayes has recruited associate Jonathan Linton into its personal injury department. Linton joins from York-based Minster Law Solicitors, having had a stint away from Fox Hayes after training with the firm.

•Peters & Peters has promoted David McCluskey to its partnership in its fraud and regulatory group. McCluskey joined the firm in 1998, having previously trained and qualified as a lawyer in South Africa.

•Derby firm Robinsons Solicitors has hired assistant Angela Lewis as a private client specialist from Grindeys in Stoke-on-Trent. Robinsons’ client team has been strengthened further with the addition of trainee Hannah Bramley.

•Southampton-based Paris Smith & Randall has appointed Frances Cook as associate and Martyn Emmens as solicitor in the commercial property and litigation team. Cook joins from Blake Lapthorn Tarlo Lyons, while Emmens trained with Amphlett Lissimore in London.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has promoted senior associate Sean Jeffrey to the role of counsel in the financial institutions disputes group. Jeffrey originally qualified as a barrister and has been with the firm since May 1997.

•White & Case has hired securities lawyer Mariel Creo in New York from Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw, where she was an associate.

Addleshaw Goddard has promoted contentious partner Simon Kamstra to the new role of head of international arbitration. That group has also been bolstered with the hire of senior associate Jon Tweedale from Allen & Overy.

•Challinors Solicitors has hired two consultants into its criminal team. Milo Turner and Peter Jordan join Challinors’ West Bromwich office from niche Bearwood-based criminal defence practice JordanTurner.

•Shepherd and Wedderburn has appointed two partners in London. Angus Rollo joins from Shearman & Sterling, where he was counsel in the M&A team. Blair Adams joins the employment law group from O’Melveny & Myers.

•The Devon & Exeter Law Society has elected Exeter lawyer Erik Salomonsen as the society’s president. Salomonsen is a partner with Bond Pearce, specialising in litigation.

•Allen & Overy has hired Jan Schäfer as an international arbitration senior associate in Germany. He joins from Shearman & Sterling, where he was also a senior associate.