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Recent round of promotions brings three new partners

04 June 2024

We are delighted to announce the promotion of 11 lawyers across the firm, including the appointment of three new partners in our acclaimed wills, trusts & probate, and residential property teams.

Highly rated by the independent national legal guide, The Legal 500, our expert wills, trusts & probate team is one of the largest in the area. With the promotion of Laura Stone, the partner count in this department now stands at four, bringing the total number of partners firmwide to 19.

Simon Cook, partner and head of the wills, trusts & probate department, remarked: “Laura has made a tremendous contribution to the department over the years; I am thrilled to see her promoted. She is a technically excellent lawyer and a fantastic mentor to other members of our team. This recognition is wholly deserved.”

In the residential property team, Hilary Banister has been promoted to partner, and Mary Young promoted to partner, chartered legal executive. Suzanne O’Riordan, partner and head of the department, commented: “Hilary and Mary’s contribution to the team and wider firm has been outstanding. This promotion reflects their attention to detail and unwavering commitment to their clients.”

Elsewhere in our Chambers UK and Legal 500-rated teams, eight lawyers have advanced to the next level. In the wills, trusts & probate team, Jennifer Cockett and Janine Guthrie have been promoted to senior associate. Associates Helen Howes (corporate & commercial), Katie Duthie (dispute resolution), Charlotte Cowdell, and Emma Thompson (real estate) have also been elevated to senior associate. Additionally, licensed conveyancer Tina Caster (residential property) and chartered legal executive Megan Bullingham (dispute resolution) have been promoted to associate in their respective areas.

Bridget Redmond, managing partner, expressed: “It’s a pleasure to congratulate our brilliant lawyers on their well-deserved promotions. Each displays the qualities that are at the core of our firm – outstanding legal expertise and real client focus. We look forward to watching them all progress further in their careers at Willans.”

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