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  • Overview

    Leading South East law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore has announced a wave of internal promotions.

    The appointments include two new Partners, two Senior Associates, two Associates and four newly qualified Solicitors. These promotions highlight the firm’s continuing success and commitment to developing and rewarding talent.

    Senior Associate Douglas Skilton and Legal Executive Senior Associate Julie Gabay, both in the Dispute Resolution practice, are promoted to Partners. Douglas has been at the firm for over ten years, joining as a trainee and specialises in complex and high value commercial disputes. Julie joined the firm in 1994 and advises a diverse client base on contractual and commercial disputes, notably disputes involving directors of companies, partnerships, shareholders and advising in insolvency proceedings.

    The disputes team is further bolstered with the promotion of Chris Kirby Turner to Senior Associate. Chris focuses on contentious and non-contentious construction disputes and advises on a range of multi-party cases as well as mediation. Jonathan Herbert, in the Personal Injury team, is also promoted to Legal Executive Senior Associate. He has over ten years’ experience handling a broad range of personal injury and clinical negligence work.

    Legal Executive Richard Hearne is also promoted to an Associate in the Private Client practice. Richard specialises in non-contentious probate matters with a particular focus on multi-jurisdictional matters. Solicitor Krishen Patel in the Corporate and Commercial team is promoted to Associate. Krishen works with a broad range of clients including private limited companies, and owner managed businesses and UK subsidiaries of major foreign companies.

    In addition, four teams welcome retained trainees as Assistant Solicitors;

    • George Boddy into Dispute Resolution
    • Faye Cook into Corporate and Commercial
    • Nicole Kalli into Residential Conveyancing
    • Flora Midgely into Court of Protection.

    James Partridge, Senior Partner, says

    “We are committed to developing all staff in their careers and personally. This is not only part of our culture, but it is a great benefit to our clients as it ensures they continue to receive the highest quality advice and service. All the individuals have made valuable contributions to Thomson Snell & Passmore, as well as our clients, and thoroughly deserve these promotions. We wish them a long and successful career with the firm.”
    6 June 2015
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