Browne Jacobson names eight partners in 2021 promotions round

National law firm Browne Jacobson has promoted eight lawyers to partner, two to legal director and 19 to senior associate, effective from 1 May 2021.

The promotions will bring the total number of partners to 146, legal directors to 13 and senior associates to 112.

The promotions by office are:


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  • Lauren Webb (Commercial)
  • Tim Edds (Public Law / Environment / Planning)

Legal directors:

  • Lydia Michaelson-Yeates (Education)

Senior associates:

  • Scott Mounfield (Construction)
  • John Swani (Banking)
  • Clare Hanna (Corporate)
  • Rebecca Hawkins (Corporate Tax)
  • Hannah Wallace (Clinical Negligence)
  • Drina Panic (Clinical Negligence)
  • Bradley Roberts (Property Litigation)



  • Claire Cornish (Financial Professional Risk)


Senior associates:

  • Matt Jones (Construction)
  • Thomas Gibby (Commercial)
  • Harry Pearson (Corporate)


Senior associates:

  • Melanie Hilton (Banking)



  • Helen O’Dwyer (Financial Professional Risk – Claims handling)
  • Jude Cummings (Financial Professional Risk)
  • Kelly Buckley (Clinical Negligence)
  • Samantha Paxman (Barrister – Insurance and Public Risk)
  • William Reynolds (Clinical Negligence)

Legal directors:

  • Alex Kynoch (Government & Infrastructure)

Senior associates:

  • Leigh Carroll (Employment)
  • Bikram Virk (Financial Professional Risk)
  • Koren Holbourn (Private Client)
  • Mike Lawley (Clinical Negligence)
  • Sarah Heathcote (Clinical Negligence)
  • Clare Shepherd (Advisory & Inquest)
  • Holly Chadwick (Development & Housing)
  • Sian Thompson (Clinical Negligence)

Caroline Green, Senior Partner at Browne Jacobson, said: “All of those promoted have made an outstanding contribution to the firm despite the disruption and challenges of the past year. They have each played and will continue to play an important role helping us drive our business forward as advisers to businesses and to the institutions which play a key role in society.

“These latest promotions demonstrate our continued commitment to deliver future success and opportunities for all of our people. We are hugely ambitious for the firm and for each other’s success and excited about what we can achieve together.

“We look forward to working with all those promoted to build their professional careers at Browne Jacobson.”

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