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Weightmans announces latest promotions

National law firm Weightmans promotes twelve to Partner and ten to Legal Director in its continued commitment to career progression and development.

The twelve new partners have been promoted from 1 May 2022 and are based across five Weightmans offices in the UK:

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

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.

“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.”