Shoosmiths promotes 18 to associate

Shoosmiths promotes 18 to associate


Author: Alastair Gray

Shoosmiths has made 18 associate promotions for 2013.

Commercial: Sarah Andrews (litigation), Jessica Lee (IP), Jennifer Featherstone, Richard Barker (both employment)
Corporate: Lisa Sigalet, Suzanne Love (banking), Gareth Davies
Private client: Kate Milton, Kishma Small, Sarah Poynter, Anjali Kanish
Real estate: Matthew Kemp, Ruth Bourton, Rosalind Andrews, Nicola Jones
Recoveries services: Mark Evans, Jason Morris, Sarika Vadher

Chief executive Claire Rowe said: "I'd like to congratulate our newly-promoted associates, all of whom have worked extremely hard to earn their new titles. Their invaluable contribution is vital in helping Shoosmiths achieve its growth and development targets."

The promotions took effect on 1 September.

The associate promotions follow the firm's May round, which saw six new partners and 16 new senior associates among a total 22 promotions.

The new partners were: Helen Burgess and Stuart Lawrenson (both employment), Paul Kirkpatrick (commercial litigation), Karen Procter (corporate), Phil Ryan (regulatory), and James Wynne (real estate).

Made up to senior associate were: Siobhan Atkin, Simon Fennell and Sarah Lovell (all employment); Kate Barry and Erica Simpson (commercial litigation); Sharine Burgess (private client); Helen Collinge (Recoveries Services Group); Emma Dolphin, Robert Laugharne, Alex Lilley, Tom Wilde (all corporate); Sarah Livestro (competition); Hayley Saunders (regulatory); Ewan Drummond and Joe Stephenson (commercial); and Aaron Harlow (restructuring and insolvency).

Chief executive Claire Rowe said at the time: "With people, relationships and results still very much at the heart of all we do, we need the sort of people promoted here to develop and maintain the sort of relationships with clients that deliver the right results.

"I said a year ago that promotions achieved in a tough economic climate must be particularly hard won, and 12 months' on little has changed. It shows that whatever the business environment, people at Shoosmiths roll their sleeves up and get on with it."

It was the third year Shoosmiths promoted to senior associate level, which was created in 2011 to recognise the responsibilities taken on by many of the firm's experienced associates.