Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) has promoted six to its partnership, with four made up in the firm’s employment team.
In London, Samantha Mangwana, Claire Dawson and Harriet Bowtell have joined the employment partnership, while Jennifer Ainscough has been made up in the Manchester employment team.
White collar crime specialist Craig McAdam will become a partner in the firm’s Manchester fraud and regulatory group, while Jonathan Greensmith, the youngest advocate on the SRA’s panel has joined the professional discipline and regulation partnership.
RJW managing partner Neil Kinsella: “All six of these lawyers have an exemplary record in their areas of specialism and have made a significant contribution to the reputation of the firm as a whole. Their promotion to the partnership is testament to their individual talents.”
Meanwhile, the firm has launched an Islamic legal services division following the hire of Sharia family law specialist Aina Khan, who joins the firm from Woodroffes Solicitors.
Aside from divorce proceedings, the division handles specially tailored Islamic marriage contracts, wills, insurance and mortgages, together with mediation and arbitration in accordance with Islamic principles.
RJW family head Amanda McAlister said: “With the combined knowledge and experience of the Islamic Legal Services team, there’s the potential to set precedents and develop a better understanding of the relationship between UK and Sharia law, supporting all those who have often felt trapped between the two.”