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Yorkshire firm McCormicks has hired Martin Grange as head of property. Grange joins the Leeds office from Hammonds.

Briffa has hired a senior associate specialising in intellectual property and technology. Sophie Lachowsky joins from West End firm Nellen.

Lester Aldridge has promoted 11 lawyers. John Townsend, Suki Samra, Mark Benham, Matthew Gilbert, Michael Doyle, Jenny Maddocks and Kate Fretten have been made associates. Matthew Barrow, James Hawkeswood and Sue Adams become senior associates, while Tina Sweetland becomes head of operations for the fast-track property team.

US firm Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker has made up 13 lawyers to the partnership: Erika Collins, Bruce Depaola, Robert Grados, Stephen Harris, Eric Keller, Alexander Lee, Peter Meier, Christian Platt, Liubomir Rogelov, Scott Saks, Richard Schoenstein, Deyan Spiridonov and Sana Swe.

Field Seymour Parkes has recruited two new assistant solicitors. Melissa Powys joins the employment team from local government, while Safiya Beagin joins the commercial contracts team from the Law Offices of Marcus J O’Leary.

O’Melveny & Myers has hired Raymond Wong as a senior associate in the transactions department. Wong will divide his time between the firm’s London and China offices.