The appointments demonstrate the firm’s ongoing commitment to organic growth, in its landmark 450th year.
In the commercial property department, Joanne’s appointment as Equity Partner brings additional depth to this award winning team. She will work alongside head of department Richard Ellard, and the two other commercial property Equity Partners, to further bolster the practice. Joanne joined from Nabarro (now CMS) in 2009, becoming a Partner in 2013.
She has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial real estate work, with a particular specialism in property portfolio asset management. Joanne advises investors and developers on portfolio acquisitions and disposals as well as acting on leasing transactions across a wide range of sectors including retail, office, logistics and industrial.
Douglas’s appointment further strengthens the dispute resolution team, where he will continue to work closely with department head Nicholas Horton and the two other dispute resolution Equity Partners to build the practice. He joined Thomson Snell & Passmore in 2004 as a trainee, becoming a Partner in 2015.
Douglas regularly advises a wide range of clients in relation to commercial disputes, including claims for breach of contract, shareholder, director and partnership disputes. He also helps clients to enforce or resist claims relating to the infringement of intellectual property rights.
Joanne Gallagher, head of the corporate and commercial department at Thomson Snell & Passmore has also been appointed to the firm’s management board. Joanne, who joined the firm in 2003, becoming partner in 2006, will work with the rest of the board to help bring the firm’s new business plan into fruition, with a view to continuing to drive organic growth in the long term.
Commenting on the appointments, Joanna Pratt, Senior Partner says: “I offer my warmest congratulations to Joanne, Douglas and Joanne for their appointments, which are testament to their hard work and dedication.
“As a firm, we have always placed an emphasis on investing in the organic growth of our legal talent and in particular Douglas’ journey from trainee to Equity Partner reflects this.
“Although we are the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, I have every confidence that Joanne, Douglas and Joanne will work alongside their fellow Equity Partners and the Board to help navigate the firm and its clients through these strange and challenging times.”