Careers: people

Thames Valley firm Pitmans has hired ex-Dechert corporate finance partner Janice Wall as a partner in the corporate commercial team. Wall, with Dechert for seven years, specialises in national and international M&A, property finance and joint ventures.

Wiltshire firm Wood Awdry & Ford has boosted its Chippenham and Marlborough offices with the appointment of three new solicitors – Simon Pressdee, Natasha Kosevic and Andrea Price.

Black Country law firm Manby & Steward has appointed Alasdair Hobb to head the firm’s employment law department in the New Year. Hobb joins the firm from Leo Abse & Cohen.

Leeds firm Shulmans has promoted solicitor Robert Whitehead to partner in its commercial litigation team. Whitehead, who has been at the firm for four years, has expertise in advising clients through the mediation process.

Stones Solicitors has added to its Exeter commercial team with the hire of associate solicitor James Eveling. Eveling, who most recently worked as a legal adviser in Australia after a tenure at CMS Cameron McKenna, will be responsible for advising on the commercial aspects of Stones’ timeshare practice and will also focus on all legal matters relating to corporate/commercial transactions.