Careers: people

Langleys Solicitors has appointed a new partner to bolster its commercial team. Andrew Argyle has joined the firm’s Lincoln office, where he will specialise in commercial litigation. Argyle arrives from Birmingham firm Shakespeares, where he was a partner in the commercial litigation department.

Derby firm Flint Bishop & Barnett has made up a member of its employment team. Rob Tice, 29, who joined the firm shortly after qualifying in 1998, is also a member of the regional Employment Tribunal User Group.

Scottish heavyweight Maclay Murray & Spens has hired a seventh partner for its expanding financial division. Gerry Kerr joins the Scottish firm with 15 years of retail funds sector experience under his belt, having worked previously for both JPMorgan and Union Bancaire Privee in Geneva.

Law recruitment specialist Graham Gill has finalised a quartet of promotions. Maura Watson, Marisa Barton and Hilary Spicer all become senior consultants at the London company, while Nina Gurney, a former Carey Olsen lawyer, has become an offshore specialist.

Harbottle & Lewis has hired a new associate for its IP team. Lee Gage, a specialist in design law, brand management and clearance, joins the media and entertainment firm from niche practice Briffa.

Lees Lloyd Whitley assistant Keith Sheppard had a double celebration last week. The London-based debt recovery specialist was promoted to associate and was also made a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives.