A Midlands law firm has made 13 senior appointments, including promoting three senior solicitors to partner, following another strong business performance in 2014.

Leamington Spa-based Wright Hassall has promoted corporate finance solicitor Steve Halkett, property dispute solicitor Dawn Reynolds and commercial property solicitor Barry Sankey to partners, taking the firm’s total number of partners to 38.

Stuart Thwaites, a lawyer specialising in construction and engineering, has been promoted to the role of legal director. 

Wright Hassall’s commitment to developing its people through continued investment in skills training has also seen it make a further raft of senior associate and associate promotions.

Lucie Byron, an experienced commercial property lawyer who advises on landlord and tenant matters, acquisitions and disposals and commercial property finance, is promoted to senior associate.

Christopher Jones, a lawyer working in Wright Hassall’s banking and finance division, becomes a senior associate along with commercial dispute solicitor Laura Heeley, who is also promoted to senior associate.

Hannah Carey, Jeremy Fowler, Christine Livingstone, Mitra Mann, Dawn Short and Nathan Talbott are all appointed to associate level.

Richard Lane, Wright Hassall’s managing partner, said: ‘We are delighted to be able to promote these solicitors, all of whom have worked extremely hard to deliver excellent service and support to our clients.

‘These promotions reflect our commitment to supporting our clients’ plans for growth by retaining talented solicitors with the specialist skills they need.’