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Weightmans promotes 12 to partner and 10 to legal director

National law firm Weightmans has promoted twelve lawyers to Partner and ten to Legal Director with effect from 1 May 2022.

The twelve new partners, based across five Weightmans offices in the UK, are:

  • Richard Briggs – Healthcare – Birmingham
  • Jenny Byfield – Finance – Liverpool
  • Josh Conroy – Litigation – Manchester
  • Tania Derrett-Smith – Family – Birmingham
  • Seray Kitchingman – Corporate/Commercial – London
  • Nick Newman – Employment – Leeds
  • Ian Pace – Employment – Manchester
  • Dan Rutherford – Police – London
  • Jeff Turton – Motor – Liverpool
  • Richard Vaughan – Real Estate – Birmingham
  • Matthew Wilson – Litigation – Liverpool
  • Victoria Wright – Casualty – Liverpool

The ten Legal Directors, also promoted from 1 May 2022, are based across four of Weightmans offices:

  • Jill Dalkin – Litigation – Newcastle
  • Wendy Fox – Large Loss – Liverpool
  • Cath Hendy – Corporate – Manchester
  • Sarah Knight – Regulatory – Birmingham
  • Jessica Kraja – Litigation – Manchester
  • Lisa Spencer – Healthcare – Manchester
  • Maryam Storr – Healthcare – Birmingham
  • Tony Sullivan – Large Loss – Liverpool
  • Lisa Watson – Disease – Birmingham
  • Joanne Williams – Litigation - Manchester

Weightmans’ Managing Partner John Schorah said: "We are delighted to announce these promotions following another year of disruption due to Covid. All our people, not just those promoted, have worked incredibly hard in challenging times to maintain the quality and exceptional levels of service our clients come to us for.

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“I would like to congratulate our new Partners for their achievement, with some of them being with us right from the beginning of their careers. Their focus on the client, support for each other and maintenance of high standards, is integral to our success, and I know that they will continue to work hard to deliver creative solutions and results.”

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