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Clarke Willmott announces 2024 promotions

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has announced a raft of internal promotions for 2024.

The announcement includes eight individuals due to become partners, four new senior associates and six new associates across several offices and comes as the firm celebrates its 135th anniversary this year.

Those due to be promoted to partner, subject to approval from the Solicitors Regulation Authority, are Matthew Dootson, corporate and commercial; Helen Lock, private property and agriculture; Jeremy Bourke, private client; Mark Christie and Harriet Atkin, both in construction and Kristian Johnson, Stephen Harper and Greg Goodman all in commercial property.

Making the move from associate to senior associate are Mamunul Wahid, financial services; Ariaan Wilson, commercial property; Geraldine Stephens, commercial litigation; and Emily Jenkins, commercial and private client litigation.

New associates announced by Clarke Willmott are Gina McCadden, employment; Megan James, corporate; Lauren Smart, estate administration; Emma Davey, commercial and private client litigation; Meg Kirkwood, financial services; and James Knott, private property and agriculture.

Clarke Willmott CEO, Peter Swinburn, said: “I’m pleased to announce this year’s internal promotions. We’re delighted to be celebrating the exceptional contribution of all colleagues recognised with promotion this year.

“As ever, this process has been a great opportunity to see the strength of talent and diversity we have across the practice. During discussions with candidates, it was also evident how our commitment to great client service and great people experience is being brought to life across the work throughout the practice. And it really has been a pleasure to see so many excellent examples of how those being promoted have stepped up in readiness for their new roles.”

Dan Jones, Clarke Willmott’s HR director, said: “We are clear that our people sit at the centre of our success. Developing our colleagues is absolutely fundamental to us as a business, and the excellent service we provide to our clients is only possible due to the great people we have within the firm. The skills those being promoted have demonstrated will be vital as we take advantage of the opportunities available to us in the future.

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