People: West Midlands newest recruits
BLM, a specialist in insurance risk and commercial law, has promoted a new partner in its Birmingham office, with Dave Thompson now assuming the role on the firm’s catastrophic claims team.
In total, BLM has promoted five of its associates to partner rank and 12 of its lawyers to associate and associate equivalent roles at its UK locations, covering five of its seven business flows.
Additional partner promotions include Hanna Platt in London, Helen Smith in Manchester and Tara McSorley and Michelle McCullough in the Belfast office.
Matthew Harrington, recently re-elected to a second term as Senior Partner, said: “It is a pleasure to announce this series of associate and associate promotions, and I am sure the firm will join. me to wish our colleagues the best of luck. for those well-deserved meetings. The tenacity, dedication and hard work of the teams over the past year has allowed BLM to continue to provide extraordinary support and service to our customers at a time that has been difficult for many businesses and individuals.
“These promotions, like our October appointments, again reflect our plans for growth in areas that represent both the strengths and the opportunities at BLM. As we continue to strengthen and diversify our expertise in key areas, supporting our talents will remain an important priority. Congratulations to all the new partners and associates. “
Springboard Corporate Finance promoted Toms Hammond, Dan McCartney and Pauline So.
Hammond was promoted to director and McCartney and So were promoted to partners.
Hammond joined Springboard in 2019 and works on a variety of buy and sell assignments.
He graduated from Aston University with a first-class math degree in 2015, during which he undertook a year of internship at Springboard. Before joining the group, he worked at EY in the audit department where he obtained his diploma as a chartered accountant.
So and McCartney joined in 2018 as analysts to support the Springboard team in all of its M&A activities.
Thus graduated in 2017 in international business and management from Aston University and McCartney reinstated after spending his year of industrial internship with
2015-16 springboard. He graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Geography and Management.
Simon Ward, Springboard Partner, said: “We are delighted to announce these promotions. Tom, Dan and Pauline have all worked very hard to meet the needs of our clients. I know they will continue to do so while continuing their impressive careers with the company. We are looking to recruit into a number of roles within the team at the moment, reflecting our confidence in the market and the exciting mandates we are working on.
“We continue to see an extremely large pipeline of opportunities. Having just expanded our team, we remain firmly on the lookout for quality recruits. “
Real estate company Hortons’ Estate has announced the internal promotion of two members of its team, with nearly half a century of service between them.
The historic family business based in Birmingham city center has promoted Steve Tommy to head of asset management and James Slater to head of building monitoring and development.
Tommy, a chartered surveyor, joined Hortons in 1996 as a property manager. He will lead the company’s property management team and be responsible for managing the assets within the Hortons portfolio.
Slater has been with the Hortons team since 2000 and, among many development projects, oversaw the restoration of the Grand Hotel de Birmingham, which was originally developed by Isaac Horton in the late 19th century.
Also a chartered surveyor, he will lead the Hortons building survey team and its construction and development functions.
Hortons Managing Director Steve Benson said: “We are delighted to have promoted Steve and James to new roles that reflect their experience, expertise and responsibilities, as well as their tremendous service to Hortons. Steve has extensive knowledge of our tenant relationships, as well as an excellent vision for the future direction of portfolio growth, which makes him the ideal choice to lead our property management team. James has extensive experience dealing with all aspects of commercial property, from new construction and renovations to professional matters. These two appointments further strengthen our business during an exciting period of growth and development. “
Law firm Enoch Evans has welcomed Sara Morton as Senior Counsel to its growing matrimonial and family team, adding her significant expertise on financial and complex matters relating to children to its portfolio of services at its Sutton Coldfield office. .
She said: “In my experience, family law is one of the only areas that has remained strong during the pandemic. The great upheaval in daily life has led many families to struggle to cope with existing challenges, only contributing to their need for legal support. These are often related to the worsening financial situation, changes in family dynamics during the pandemic, or arrangements for the children.
“I have accumulated a solid portfolio of experience in complex private law cases relating to children, which includes the processing of emergency requests, the issue of schooling, change of primary residence, internal relocation and appointment. experts, including tutors, independent social workers and psychologists.
“The Enoch Evans Family Law team is always busy, which gives me a great opportunity to make a real difference to both my colleagues and my clients, with the goal of coming up with many other helpful resolutions.
Morton has acquired over 15 years of experience in the legal profession to become proficient in financial matters relating to real estate portfolios, investments, overseas assets, public sector pensions and business assets.
David Evans, Managing Partner at Enoch Evans, said: “We are extremely pleased that Sara has chosen to join us and continue her inspiring legal career in the West Midlands. Sara’s appointment reflects the firm’s desire to become the “go-to” family law specialist in Walsall and Sutton Coldfield. Investigations have not slowed down throughout the pandemic, so adding quality expertise along with a greater capacity to support local communities is part of our larger, exciting growth plans.
Enoch Evans is headquartered in Walsall in addition to a branch in Sutton Coldfield which opened at the end of 2019. The 130-year-old company has over 90 employees.
The Weightmans law firm has increased the number of its partners, promoting eleven employees, four of whom are in Birmingham.
Birmingham’s promotions are:
Katie Price, Birmingham, sick
Sarah Hopwood, Birmingham, Health
Sarah Walker, Birmingham, WTE
Andrew Forrest, Birmingham, Employment
Managing Partner John Schorah said: “The past year has been marked by many challenges, taking action to preserve the jobs of people in a time of great uncertainty while maintaining the exceptional quality and levels of service for which our customers are addressing.
“We worked quickly to make sure we were responding to new demands and identifying emerging opportunities. Our employees have worked tirelessly throughout the process and the support we have received from them is simply inspiring.
“I want to congratulate our new partners, senior partners, general counsel and partners on their success, some of whom have been with us from the start of their careers. Their focus on the customer, helping each other and maintaining high standards, especially over the past 12 months, is integral to our success, and I know they will continue to work hard to deliver creative solutions and results. .