BLG promotes seven, five in London

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert has promoted seven associates to its partnership.

Five of the new partners, who will be promoted on 1 May, are based in London and specialise in commercial litigation and insurance.

Aerospace associate Peter Coles and commercial litigation associate Richard Keady will be based in Hong Kong.

The new appointments will take Barlow’s partnership back up to the 80-partner mark, having lost 16 partners over the last three years.

The top 30 firm this year made up as many associates as it has in the past two years and continues BLG’s focus on internal promotions opposed to lateral hires.

On the partner promotions, senior partner Richard Dedman said that the “talented group of lawyers” would strengthen the firm’s offering to clients in both London and Hong Kong .