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Browne Jacobson promotes 31 lawyers in latest promotion round

05 May 2022

National law firm Browne Jacobson has announced it has promoted 31 lawyers across the business, including six new partners, two legal directors and 23 Senior Associates, a record number for the firm.

The firm continues to make positive progress towards its diversity targets with 65% of the newly promoted lawyers being female and 16% identifying as UK minority ethnic.

The promotions run across multiple specialist legal teams in the firm, as well all five of its office-network with 13 in Birmingham, 8 in Nottingham, 6 in Manchester, 3 in London and 1 in Exeter.

Caroline Green, Senior Partner at Browne Jacobson, commented: “We are delighted to promote these 31 outstanding lawyers who are a great reflection of the wealth of talent throughout the firm.

“We are also proud to reaffirm our commitments to building a more inclusive culture, better representation within our business and contributing to a fairer and more equal society with greater diversity in our promotions this year.

“Since all of these lawyers began working at Browne Jacobson, each has shown real dedication to delivering a first-rate service to our clients and providing genuine strength and depth in their specialist fields.

“They will all continue to play an integral role in helping Browne Jacobson achieve its future strategic ambitions and we are looking forward to them developing their professional careers with us.”

The promotions by office are:

Birmingham

Partners

  • Nick Smee (Commercial)
  • Nicola Evans (Advisory & Inquest)

Legal Directors

  • Emma Wake (Construction)

Senior Associates

  • Kate Westley (Clinical Negligence)
  • Jade Rodwell (Clinical Negligence)
  • Freya Feghali (Clinical Negligence)
  • Luke Deal (Criminal, Compliance & Regulatory)
  • Nicola Paterson (Tech Claims)
  • Dan Insole (Public Sector and Regeneration)
  • Pavanjeet Kaur Bhogal (Public Sector and Regeneration)
  • Karen Hill (Retail, Leisure, Logistics and Occupiers)
  • Philip Wood (Education)

Exeter

Senior Associates

  • Luke Berry (Barristers Team)

London

Senior Associates

  • Faye McConnell (Commercial)
  • Alix Troenes-Smith (Corporate French Inward Investment)
  • Laura Brown (Financial Professional Risk)

Manchester

Partners

  • Ryan Brown (Corporate)
  • Louise Jackson (Clinical Negligence)

Senior Associates

  • Bethan Parry (Advisory and Inquest)
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  • Catherine Flannery (Advisory and Inquest)
  • Michael Parkinson (Private Sector Development and Regeneration)
  • Helen Taylor (Health)

Nottingham

Partners

  • Mark Stubbs (Construction)
  • Sandra Wong (Corporate)

Legal Directors

  • Chloe Poskitt (Corporate Dispute Resolution)

Senior Associates

  • Humu Choji (Clinical Negligence)
  • Matt Bolton (Corporate – Core)
  • Sian Rose (Corporate – Core)
  • Amba Griffin-Booth (Commercial Dispute Resolution)
  • Katherine Utton (Employment)

In 2021, Browne Jacobson became signatories to the Women in Law pledge, which was set up by The Law Society, in partnership with the Bar Council of England and Wales and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). The pledge encourages law firms and professionals to make a firm commitment to promote and champion gender equality within their firms and on behalf of the legal sector.

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