Law firm Shakespeare Martineau has announced the latest round of senior promotions, including four legal directors and six associates. 

The new legal directors include three from within the firm’s real estate teams, including Samantha Clancy in the Birmingham office, Hannah Alexander in Stratford, and Afsor Ullah in London. Samantha specialises in residential conveyancing, while Hannah deals with residential freehold and leasehold purchases, remortgages and equity transfers. Afsor acts for banks and investors on all manner of property and financing issues.

Cem Usten has also been promoted to legal director in the London office’s corporate and commercial team. 

New associates include Saran Dullay, Afreen Mehdi, and Meriel O’Loughlin, all in the Birmingham office’s real estate team. Amy Cotterill is also promoted from within real estate but in the firm’s Nottingham office.  

Elsewhere in the firm, Adam Wright, in the volume and consumer business team in Leicester, and Sneha Nainwal, in the London litigation and dispute resolution team, have been promoted to associate. 

Speaking of the promotions, Helen Hay, head of HR at Shakespeare Martineau said:

’All ten of those recognised in these promotions, no matter whether advancing to associate or taking that next step to legal director, have proven time and again their expert knowledge, creative thinking and readiness to go above and beyond for every single client.  

’The Shakespeare Martineau Academy has been instrumental to the progression of all of these lawyers. Offering bespoke training programs and support for every level within the organisation, we believe that everyone should be able to progress their career in whatever way they want. 

’I am confident that the legal directors and associates will flourish in their new roles, reassured in the knowledge that we will continue to be in a position to provide top quality service across the legal spectrum.’