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Clarke Willmott announced Birmingham promotions

Clarke Willmott has announced a series of appointments and internal promotions at its Birmingham office as part of ongoing plans for growth and expansion.

The firm’s commercial property team, which is one of the largest specialist commercial property teams in the UK, has been strengthened with the appointment of new partner Andrew Stokes and associate Amanda Whatmore. Both Andrew and Amanda specialise in the banking and finance sector and their appointments add to the depth and breadth of the firm’s offering in the Birmingham market.

In addition, the Birmingham corporate team has also been bolstered with the appointment of associate Aiden Clucas who joins under partner Kim Klahn and demonstrates the continued growth of that team since Kim’s arrival just over 12 months ago.

Clarke Willmott Birmingham has also seen a double promotion in the insolvency team with Lara Saunders being promoted to senior associate and Alex Jones making the transition from solicitor to associate in a continuation of the firm’s commitment to people development.

Rayner Grice, partner and head of the Birmingham office, said: “The latest promotions and appointments at our office are a fitting demonstration of the growth we have seen in the last 12 months. Bringing on board strong lawyers who are experts in their field while at the same time retaining and developing our own people means we can offer the best possible full service to our clients.

Birmingham is an exciting city to be working in and the appointment of Andrew, Amanda and Aiden demonstrates the commitment we have to our clients in being truly full service.”

New CEO of Clarke Willmott, Peter Swinburn, said: “I’m pleased to announce this year’s internal promotions. As always, this is an opportunity to recognise the strength of talent and diversity we have across the firm. It’s a pleasure to see how those being promoted have already stepped up in readiness for their new roles. Our people sit at the centre of our success and the excellent client service we offer. Ensuring their development is fundamental and part of creating a great people experience. The people we promote have all shown the skills, talent and aptitude vital for us to take advantage of future opportunities.”

Daniel Jones, Clarke Willmott’s director of human resources, said: “I am delighted that of the 29 lawyers promoted nationally, 20 are women. It demonstrates our commitment to building an inclusive and equitable environment where everyone can reach their full potential.”


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