In brief: Partnership promotions

Gouldens has expanded its company and commercial, property and litigation departments with the appointment of four new partners with effect from 1 May.

Richards Butler has made up three new partners, one in the firm's London office and two in Hong Kong.

Penningtons has expanded its litigation department with the appointment of two partners.

Freeth Cartwright Hunt Dickins has appointed two partners with effect from 1 April, in the firm's IP department.

Ashurst Morris Crisp has made up eight new partners in the fields of company and commercial, banking, litigation and tax. One partner has been made up in the firm's Paris office.

Taylor Joynson Garrett has appointed five new partners with effect from 1 May. Two partners have been appointed in the corporate department and one each in the IP, tax and commercial litigation departments.