Big changes at Wright Hassall

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A Leamington-based law firm has made 13 senior appointments, including promoting three senior solicitors to partner, following another strong business performance in 2014.

Wright Hassall has promoted corporate finance solicitor Steve Halkett, property dispute solicitor Dawn Reynolds and commercial property solicitor Barry Sankey to partners, taking the firm’s total number of partners to 38.

Stuart Thwaites, a lawyer specialising in construction and engineering, has been promoted to the role of legal director.

Lucie Byron, an experienced commercial property lawyer who advises on landlord and tenant matters, acquisitions and disposals and commercial property finance, is promoted to senior associate.

Christopher Jones, a lawyer working in the banking and finance division, becomes a senior associate along with commercial dispute solicitor Laura Heeley, who is also promoted to senior associate.

Hannah Carey, Jeremy Fowler, Christine Livingstone, Mitra Mann, Dawn Short and Nathan Talbott are all appointed to associate level.

Managing partner Richard Lane said: “We are delighted to be able to promote these solicitors, all of whom have worked extremely hard to deliver excellent service and support to our clients.

“These promotions reflect our commitment to supporting our clients’ plans for growth by retaining talented solicitors with the specialist skills they need.

“Wright Hassall staff have worked very hard to 
deliver another great year
 of results and these promotions are a reflection of 
our commitment to the future prosperity of the firm.”

Wright Hassall has a 260-strong team including 100 solicitors and 38 partners. Established in 1846, it’s a full service commercial law firm advising corporates, SMES, not-for-profit and public sector organisations.