Anthony Collins Solicitors has appointed three partners and two lawyers to its new legal director position.
The new partners are Doug Mullen, who will lead the firm’s pensions practice, and Phil Scully, who steps up to lead its property litigation practice. Ramjeet Kandola has also been promoted to partner within the firm’s corporate litigation team.
Stuart Evans, a local government legal specialist and former Birmingham City Council planning lawyer, and Edwina Turner, a charities lawyer, have been promoted to the new legal director position, which has been created as an alternative to partnership.
The firm has also conducted a round of wider promotions, with Alex Lawrence, working in its governance and commercial team, becoming a senior associate. Cara McNeely (property), Narinder Singh and Samantha Woolley (private client) have all been promoted to associate, with Lauren Murphy also becoming an executive within the firm’s private client team.
Peter Hubbard, senior partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors, said: “The past year has been challenging, but we’re proud to go above and beyond to continue providing expert support for our clients. These latest promotions showcase this spirit and the progress our staff are making in ensuring Anthony Collins Solicitors is the go-to specialist legal firm across sectors such as housing, local government and charities.”
Hubbard added: “Creating the new legal director position will add increased flexibility to career paths at Anthony Collins Solicitors. We want to empower staff to grow and lead the firm in new areas, while recognising that not all lawyers are attracted to becoming a partner.”