Thomas Eggar has hired litigation solicitor Joshy Thomas from Eversheds. He will be based in the firm’s Chichester and Gatwick offices.

•US firm Fulbright & Jaworski has hired former Department of Justice director of the executive office for US attorneys Michael Battle as a partner. He joins the Washington DC office.

•Matrix Chambers has appointed public law junior Nick Armstrong from Tooks Chambers.

•Young & Partnershas promoted Ruth Waters into its partnership. Waters, who joined the firm in 2006 as a consultant from Boyds Solicitors in Glasgow, focuses on construction and commercial work.

•Stockton-on-Tees-based Archers Law has promoted Ann Pope to the partnership, while solicitor Elizabeth Foreman becomes the firm’s first-ever associate.

•Levison Meltzer Pigott has promoted family law specialist Julian Ribet to the partnership after seven years at the firm.

Winckworth Sherwood has hired partners Abimola Badejo and Keith Jenkins from Bircham Dyson Bell. Sam Dighton has also been promoted to the partnership.

Macfarlanes has promoted four associates into the partnership. Howard Corney and Luke Powell join the corporate team, Nicholas Harries joins private client and Tom Pedder joins the property team.

•Lincoln firmAndrew & Co has promoted senior solicitor Annette Wood into its partnership.

•US firm Heller Ehrman has hired Astrid Naujoks as its UK businessdevelopment manager from WilmerHale.

•Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has hired Josephine Aiello LeBeau and Lisa Prager as partners from Miller & Chevalier. Miller has also lost the vice-chairman of its export control group William McGlone to Latham & Watkins.

Farrer & Co has promoted four associates to its partnership. David Fletcher (corporate), Claire Gordon (family), Paul Krafft (private property) and Sarah von Schmidt (private client) will become partners on 1 May.