Payne Hicks Beach has promoted two lawyers to its partnership. Fiona Brown joins the family group and Jonathan Gatward joins the company and commercial group.

Cheshire firm Hillyer McKeown has promoted commercial and corporate specialist Steve Harvey to its partnership. Harvey joined Hillyer McKeown three years ago.

Cartwright King has appointed Richard Boucher as a partner in its mental health department. Boucher joined Cartwright King in 2003 from Peterborough firm Hunt and Coombes.

Farrer & Co has promoted Serena Hedley-Dent to the partnership. Hedley-Dent advises sports governing bodies on regulatory and commercial matters. Meanwhile, Robert Datnow is joining as a partner from the British Olympic Association, where he was head of legal.

Eversheds has hired a new partner for its real estate practice. Oliver Emanuel was a senior associate at Clifford Chance, where he had been for five years.