Martineau Johnson has promoted four assistants to associate level. They are Simon Barker in IP; Kim Goode in M&A; Michael Green in property litigation; and Sarah Wood in private client. Debbie Beet has been promoted to senior associate in the debt recovery team.

Pensions boutique Sacker & Partners has promoted associates Helen Ball, Janet Brown and Peter Murphy to the partnership.

Freeth Cartwright has hired Richard Jackson as a private client partner. Jackson joins Freeth Cartwright’s Leicester office after five years at Nottingham firm Berryman, where he was head of the wills, probate, tax and trusts department.

Baker & McKenzie has promoted seven to its Asian partnership. Five are in the corporate practice: Dorothea Koo, Jacqueline Shek and Tracy Wut in Hong Kong, Simone Yew in Beijing and Howard Wu in Shanghai. Allen Shyu was made a partner in the US securities practice in Hong Kong, while Manh Hung Trang was made an IP/IT partner in Ho Chi Minh.

Walker Morris has hired commercial lawyer Emma Wright as an associate. Wright joins from medical devices company Smith & Nephew, where she spent three years in-house.

Stones has hired employment solicitor Dawn Gallie as an assistant. Gallie joins from Swindon firm Lemon & Co.

Bell & Scott has hired Kirsty Martin as a senior solicitor in its property dispute resolution team. Martin joins the new firm from Eversheds‘ Birmingham office.

Hampshire- based firm Moore & Blatch has appointed solicitor Nicholas Johnson as trusts manager. Johnson joins from City bank Kleinwort Benson.

Howlett Clarke has hired company commercial and property lawyer Gordon Bull as an associate. Bull joins from Hextalls in London.

Commercial firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has two new lawyers in its construction and engineering group. Construction, procurement and engineering lawyer Stephen Malley joins from Berwin Leighton Paisner, while construction professional indemnity lawyer Helene Wharton joins from Beachcroft’s Bristol office.

Thomas Eggar has appointed solicitors Michelle Hare and Andrea Proctor to its financial services and funds team, based at the firm’s Chichester office. They join from Carey Olsen and West Sussex County Council respectively.