Holman Fenwick & Willan has promoted five associates to partner, boosting practice areas across the board.

All five of the new partners are based in London, but come from across the firm’s practice areas.

Jim Cashman is qualified as a master mariner as well as a solicitor and specialises in wet shipping work including salvage cases. Shipping insurance specialist and former barristrer Julian Clark is also made up.

The other promotions are transport specialist Craig Neame, corporate and commercial expert Samanathan Roberts, and insurance and reinsurance lawyer Nigel Wick.

Managing partner Greg Gray said the promotions reinforce Holman Fenwick’s core areas.