Hammonds promotes eight new partners

Hammonds has made up eight new partners in its latest round of promotions, five of whom are based in the UK.

Promotions were also made at the firm’s offices in Berlin, Hong Kong and Brussels, and will take effect on 1 May.

The figure is up from last year, when just six partners were promoted, but down on the record 2008 figure of 19 (24 April 2009).

The majority of promotions were in the corporate and commercial litigation practices.

The news comes after Hammonds’ Manchester head Jonathan Edwards quit the firm earlier this month to join Manchester rivals DWF (19 April 2010).

Former international construction head David Moss also quit the firm.

The new partners are:


Andrew Millar, corporate

Giles Chesher, corporate
Anthony Taylor, commercial litigation


Chris Caulfield, commercial litigation


Ramez Moussa, employment

Markus Schmucker, banking

Hong Kong

Mary Thomson, commercial litigation


Vassilis Akritidis, competition and trade