Martineau adds two to the partnership

•Birmingham-based Martineau Johnson has promoted two new lawyers to the partnership. Kavita Patel becomes a partner in the firm’s funds team, while Michael Lawrence is promoted to partner in the property disputes group. Patel joined Martineau sixyears ago and has advised on public fund raisings and private equity investments in emerging businesses. Lawrence joined the firm in 2004 and has advised on disputes ranging from lease dilapidations through to rent recovery.