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    Thomson Snell & Passmore today announces a number of significant promotions with the appointment of two new Partners, two new Senior Associates, one new Associate and a Legal Executive Associate.

    This latest round of promotions brings the total number of Partners at the firm to 35 and demonstrates the firm's confidence in the future and its commitment to its clients and its people. Thomson Snell & Passmore continues to achieve success by putting its clients first, building relationships and by giving astute and practical legal advice.

    Josephine Willoughby (Commercial Property) and Brian Bacon (Private Client) have been promoted to Partner.

    Josephine, who joined the firm in 2010, adds an extra area of specialism to the commercial property team with her extensive experience of acting for private Members Clubs, both unincorporated associations and Industrial and Provident Societies, on all land and trust related matters. Whilst Josephine deals with a  broad range of commercial property work, she also has particular expertise in acting for organisations with nationwide property portfolios.

    Brian Bacon, who joined the firm in 2000,  specialises in Court of Protection and administration of estates. Brian has a particular interest in working with clients suffering from a severe brain injury. He administers the proceeds of high value personal injury and clinical negligence settlements on behalf of both children and adults with severe brain injuries. He acts and advises in Court of Protection cases where both solicitors and non-solicitors have been appointed as Deputy, and has dealt with contested applications relating to the appointment of a Deputy. He also assists with the preparation of expert witness reports for both claimant and defendant solicitors, commenting on Court of Protection and deputyship costs. His work also includes dealing with the administration of high value estates.

    Doug Skilton (Dispute Resolution) and Sarah Easton (Commercial Property) have been promoted to Senior Associate. Doug Skilton, who joined the firm in 2004, specialises in complex and high value commercial disputes including claims for breach of contract, shareholder and regulatory disputes. Sarah Easton’s areas of expertise include investment acquisitions and disposals of all types of commercial property and all aspects of non-contentious landlord and tenant work and she is also the Commercial Property team’s Professional Support Lawyer.

    James Cahan has been promoted to Associate (Clinical Negligence/Personal Injury). James joined the firm in 2006, has a broad case load and assists with high value clinical negligence, personal injury and industrial claims. Sue Lambert (Private Client) has been promoted to Legal Executive Associate. She is experienced in registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney, the creation of Lasting Powers of Attorney, obtaining Grants of Representation, and dealing with intestate estates.

    Thomson Snell & Passmore Senior Partner James Partridge said:

    “This series of internal promotions is testament to the firm’s ability to build strong relationships both with clients and employees. We do this by encouraging a culture of respect, understanding and excellence and by providing high quality and intelligent legal advice. Every individual brings invaluable experience to their respective roles and I have no doubt they will continue to contribute to the growth and success of the firm. Congratulations to all those who have achieved promotion. I wish them all further success with the firm”.

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