Macfarlanes promotes four in latest round

Macfarlanes is to promote four associates into the partnership, boosting the firm’s total number of partners to 72.

Howard Corney and Luke Powell join the corporate team, Nicholas Harries comes into private client and Tom Pedder will boost the property team.

The internal promotions match last year’s figure, but overall is slightly down on the 2005-2006 period, which saw six associates promoted into the partnership.

The appointment of the new partners will take effect on 1 May 2007.

Senior partner Robert Sutton said of the new appointments: “We’re delighted to welcome four strong new partners. The firm is performing well and these new appointments reflect our continued steady growth in corporate, private client and commercial property work”.