People

  • Yorkshire firm McCormicks has appointed Matthew Pugh as a commercial dispute resolution associate. He joins from Ford & Warren.

  • Colchester firm Ellisons has promoted associate Sally Hudson to the partnership.
  • Mace & Jones has hired Chris Ellis and Frances Dixon, who will be based in the employment team in Liverpool and HR in Manchester respectively. Dixon joins from Halliwells, while Ellis was HR director at the Parkman Group.
  • US firm Foley & Lardner has hired Kenneth Suddleson in Los Angeles as counsel. He joins from Morrison & Foerster.
  • Exeter firm Michelmores has appointed Adrian Miller to the partnership. He was previously senior partner at Foot Anstey.
  • Harrogate firm Davidson Webber has appointed Lucas Bateman as a consultant. He joins from COE.
  • Eversheds has appointed Lisa Barge as an associate. She arrives from Hammonds.
  • US firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton has appointed Ethan Feffer as corporate partner in its Orange County office. He comes from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.
  • Canadian firm Gowling Lafleur Henderson has hired John Fingret as a partner in the Toronto office. He joins from McCarthy Tetrault in Toronto.
  • Entertainment and media niche firm Sheridans has hired Andrew Yeates as a consultant to work with the film and TV group, as well as dealing with general copyright and rights issues. Yeates also continues as general counsel for the Educational Recording Agency.