Publish date

14 May 2021

Thomson Snell & Passmore announces 11 promotions including a new Equity Partner

Leading South East law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore announces 11 promotions from across its core practice areas. These include a new Equity Partner, five Senior Associates, one Legal Executive Senior Associate, three Associates and a Senior HR Advisor.

James Cahan has been appointed as an Equity Partner. His expert knowledge and vast experience will further enhance the Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury (CNPI) leadership team. James is highly regarded in the industry and has been admitted to the prestigious AvMA Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel. James joined the firm’s training contract programme in 2006, becoming Partner in 2017.

The other promotions come from across the firm’s private client, commercial and business services departments and demonstrate Thomson Snell & Passmore’s ongoing commitment to developing and recognising internal talent, as it continues with organic growth plans and looks to a future beyond the coronavirus pandemic.

Joanna Pratt, Senior Partner at Thomson Snell & Passmore comments: “I offer my warmest congratulations on these promotions, which are testament to the resilience and hard work demonstrated by all involved. As a firm, we have always been dedicated to nurturing talent, and this is reflected in the fact that many of those being promoted – including James to Equity Partner – trained with the firm.

“While there is hopefully light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to the pandemic, as we look forward, I am confident our clients will continue to benefit from the diligent, trustworthy legal advice and guidance from our lawyers.”

The promotions include:

Equity Partner

James Cahan                CN/PI

Senior Associate

Caroline Cohen            Commercial Property

Paul Hill                        Probate

Catherine Linsell         Commercial Property

Sarah Nettleship         Tax Planning

Nicole Priestley            Commercial Property

Legal Executive Senior Associate

Jenny Waight                CN/PI


George Lilley                 CN/PI

James Parratt                Dispute Resolution

Hannah Saunders         Probate

Senior HR Advisor

Rebecca Hersey                Business Services

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