Six new partners among 22 Shoosmiths promotions

Six new partners among 22 Shoosmiths promotions


Author: Alastair Gray

Six new partners are among 22 promotions at Shoosmiths.

They are joined in the national law firm's 2013 round by 16 new senior associates.

All promotions take effect from 1 May.

The new partners are: 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 are: 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: "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."

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