Gowling WLG, Womble Bond Dickinson and Irwin Mitchell have all announced their partner promotions for 2022.
Gowling promoted nine of its lawyers to partner — down slightly on the eleven promoted in 2021. Six partners have been made up in the firm’s Birmingham office, as well as two partners in London, and one in Dubai.
Meanwhile, Womble Bond Dickinson announced that ten of its lawyers had been promoted to partner across its U.K. offices. This is an increase on the seven partners the firm promoted in 2021.
In Edinburgh, Newcastle, and Southampton, there were three promotions in each office, with the remaining partner made up in the firm’s Leeds base.
The promotions bring the total number of U.K. partners at Womble Bond to 130. Earlier this week, Womble Bond opened an office in New York with the hire of a five-lawyer IP team from the boutique firm Abelman Frayne & Schwab.
U.K. Top 50 firm Irwin Mitchell also announced its promotions earlier today, promoting 13 partners. This year’s cohort included eight women. In 2021, the firm made its largest promotions round in a decade, with 19 lawyers promoted to partner.
Earlier this month, Irwin Mitchell launched offices in Cardiff and Liverpool, bringing its total number of U.K. bases to seventeen.
A number of other firms made large sets of promotions this week, including Allen & Overy, which promoted 39 partners. Clifford Chance also made its largest promotions round since 2007.
Gowling WLG 2022 Partner Promotions In Full:
Sean Adams – Commercial Litigation – Birmingham
Amar Adatia – Corporate – Birmingham
Khalil Ahmad – Real Estate – London
Alex Brazeau – Commercial, IT and Outsourcing – Dubai
Rachel Kerr – Real Estate – Birmingham
Alexi Markham – Commercial, IT and Outsourcing – London
Alison Richards – Commercial, IT and Outsourcing – Birmingham
Dominic Richardson – Projects and Infrastructure – Birmingham
James Stanier – Energy and Regulated Industries – Birmingham
Womble Bond Dickinson 2022 Partner Promotions In Full:
James Cook – Corporate – Leeds
Stacey Hall – Corporate – Newcastle
Sarah Daun – Commercial – Newcastle
Gavin Ellison – Pensions – Newcastle
Chris McLauchlan – Finance: Banking, Restructuring and Insolvency (BRF) – Edinburgh
Lisa Dromgoole – Construction – Edinburgh
Emily Pike – Private Capital – Edinburgh
Joanna Beattie-Edwards – Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) – Southampton
Carly Holt – Corporate – Southampton
Charlotte Bloomfield – Employment – Southampton
Irwin Mitchell 2022 Partner Promotions In Full:
Jason Newall – Regulatory and criminal investigations – Sheffield
Thomas Barnard – Commercial Litigation and sports law – Gatwick
Padma Tadi – Employment law – Leeds
Tania Harrison – Complex PI – medical negligence – Sheffield
Margaret Ryan – Complex PI – medical negligence – Manchester
Hema Rana – Complex PI – serious injury – Leeds
Samuel Hill – Complex PI – medical negligence – Leeds
Matthew Garson – Complex PI – serious injury – Manchester
Oliver Collett – Complex PI – workplace illness – Leeds
Helen Revill – Family law – Leeds
Naomi Neville – Private Client Services – Wills trusts and estates – Chichester
Hannah Nix – Property – Real Estate – Gatwick
John Gillies – Irwin Mitchell Asset Management – Sheffield