Movers & Appointments 2018

October 2018 Brabners appoints Charity Law specialist, Robert Nieri from Freeths. Slater Heelis appoints Employment Law, Samantha Tanney from BMA and previously Thompsons Solicitors.   September 2018 Clarke Wilmott have added private client services with the appointments of Nicola Walker (nee Nicola Birchby) and Rebecca Clarke, who have joined from DWF.    July 2018 Clough & Willis appoints private client specialist, Sarah Greene from FDR. Brabners in Preston appoints employment law solicitor, Christine Hart from KBL.   June 2018 Shoosmiths boosts its Construction Team in Manchester with a team hire from Weightmans: partner, John Cleaveley; senior associate, Stephanie MacPherson and associate, Adam Stead.  Brabners appoints a team of financial litigation experts including Jon Close and Phil Sheard from Hill Dickinson.    May 2018 Primas Law appoints Commercial Litigation specialis...


Movers & Appointments 2017

December 2017 Irwin Mitchell appoints two corporate specialists , Adam Kaucher (formerly at Addleshaw) and Victoria Zivkovic (formerly at PwC Legal).   November 2017 Irwin Mitchell has appointed a Court of Protection team (Lucy Nicol, Damian Hodkinson and Gillian Hitchen) from Slater & Gordon. Fletchers appoints clinical negligence specialist Trevor Ward formerly of Linder Myers and more recently Knights.   October 2017 Pannone Corporate appoints Construction specialist Neil Armstrong (previously at Shoosmiths) and Garry King, Real Estate specialist (previously at Shoosmiths and AG).  Beyond Corporate expands with the appointment of corporate associate, Nina Latham, formerly at JMW.  Browne Jacobson appoints Jonathan Edwards, Banking and Finance specialist,  previously at DWF.   September 2017 Zoe White has joined Eversheds Construction team from Ramboll UK Emma Swan, previously of Knights has joi...


Movers & Appointments 2016

November 2016 Knights Professional Services Limited has acquired a team of ten litigation and debt recovery specialists, from TLT, including partners John Lord, David White and Joanne Gardner-Boyes. Horwich Farrelly, has appointed Mark Dickson as a new defendant partner.  Mark joins from Keoghs. Bermans has appointed Joanne Culley, from JMW, as a senior associate in the insolvency team. Excello Law has welcomed senior corporate lawyer Ian Vicary, previously of Weightmans. Kennedys has appointed a five-lawyer insurance litigation team from Hill Dickinson. Partner Gordon Davidson is joined by Robert Ashurst, Andrew Jones, Chris Abbott & Sophie McDonnell.  Slater Heelis appoints construction law specialist, Matthew Grellier from Squires.  JMW appoints Family Law specialist, Michael Chapman from Ward Hadaway.    October 2016 Hillyer McKeown appoints sports litigation specialist, Dominic McGinn formerly of Cassell Moore Solicitors...


Movers & Appointments 2015

October 2015 Hillyer McKeown appoints corporate specialist, Anne Scheland formerly of Pinsent Masons and Speedy Hire. Napthens appoints Roxanne Buckley to its Employment Team. Hill Dickinson appoints planning specialist Grant Anderson, formerly of Addleshaw Goddard, who will head up the planning team in Manchester and brings with him associate, Lynette Day.   September 2015 DAC Beachcort appoints corporate specialist Paul Ellaby from Ward Hadaway.  Pannone Corporate appoints construction specialist, Kevin Connell from Gorvins and Real Estate specialist, Kas Davies from Hill Dickinson.   Bromleys LLP appoints commercial property solicitor, Joseph Hossein. In Manchester, TLT appoints corporate and commercial team from Millbank Edge. The team includes: Ian Roberts, Pauline Cowie, Andrew Needham, Sam Jones and  Rachel Westwell.  JMW appoints Real Estate Partner, Tom Cressey from SAS Daniels.  DLA Piper has appointed constructi...


Movers & Appointments 2014

December 2014 Mills & reeves appoint commercial property specialist, Jessica Hogg. Linder Myers appolints Commercial Litigator, Laura Hallett from Marsden Rawsthorns. Corporate specialist, Scott Sands joins Myersons from Mills Reeve. Shoosmiths appoints family specialist, Chris Longbottom (formerly at Aarons) to head family services in Manchester.    November 2014 Tax and Private Client specialist, Philip Laidlow moves to Gateleys from Laytons in Manchester.  Corporate specialist Mark Dawson moves in-house from Shoosmiths to join Select Property as a director. Private Equity and Corporate specialist, Mike McGrath (formerly of Speedy Hire, Pinsents and Addleshaws) joins Gunnercooke.   October 2014 Weightmans appoints corporate tax specialist, Haydn Rogan from DWF.  Pinsent Masons appoints commercial and technology specialists Gill Spencer and Claire Edwards from DLA.  Pannone Corporate has appointed Danie...


Manchester Legal Awards 2013

The Manchester Legal Awards 2013, proved to be a hugely entertaining and glittering event. Incredibly well organised by the Manchester Law Society, it was held last night (7th March) at the Midland Hotel and a great opportunity for the Manchester Legal market to get together, catch up and dare we say it forget about the “R” word..! Our congratulations to the winners: Maurice Watkins of Brabners Chaffe Street (and until recently a director at Manchester United) was honoured with an Outstanding Achievement Award;  Mark Hovell of George Davies who took Partner of the Year;  Eversheds awarded Large Firm of the Year and took prizes for Corporate/Commercial, Litigation, Education and Pro-Bono scheme of the year; JMW Solicitors seized Medium-sized law firm of the year;  JMW’s Laura Hadzik took the Associate of the Year; Pannone’s Tony Barnfather's took Crime & Regulatory Team;  Pannone was also awarded Personal Injury &a...


Movers & Appointments 2013

  December 2013 Napthens appoints two commercial property specialists Marc Appleton from Addleshaws and Tom Dickson from Brabners.   November 2013 Napthens appoints insolvency specialist, Matthew Tomlinson previously at DLA and Addleshaws   October 2013 Harrison Drury appoints commercial property specialist Simon England from Napthens   Litigation and Insolvency Specialist John Lord joins TLT from Irwin Mitchell     September 2013 Brabners makes two strategic appointments: Lachlan Nisbet, Regulatory Partner joining from Hill Dickinson and Robert Turner, Insolvency Partner from EOS Law. Sheila Bennett, health care law specialist, formerly at Hempsons joins Ward Hadaway Corporate Specialist and partner Daniel Liptrott joins Squire Sanders from Eversheds Professional disciplinary and regulatory specialist Andrea James who previously practised with Mills and Reeve and JMW joins Shoosmiths &nbs...