Careers: people

Specialist pensions law firm Sacker & Partners has promoted three associates to the partnership: Claire Carey, Alison Cribbs and Joanna Matthews.

Former Pictons partner Tony Sampson has joined niche City firm Devonshires as head of insolvency.

Devon firm Foot Anstey Sargent has promoted clinical negligence specialist Jonathan Green to partner. Green is based in the Exeter office.

Liverpool firm Goodmans has appointed head of property Julia Posener as a partner. Posener, previously a consultant with the firm, becomes its seventh partner.

Davies Lavery has appointed Sally Chalmers and Simon Staples as partners in the firm’s accident and injury division.

Rhys Lewis has joined Leicester firm Harvey Ingram Owston as a partner. He was previously a partner in the Abu Dhabi office of Richards Butler.

Recruitment firm Garfield Robbins has taken on John Freeman as a consultant in its senior appointments and mergers division.