Ben Jones

Ben Jones, London

Insurance risk and commercial law specialist BLM has promoted 12 of its associates to partner.

Marie Atkinson

Marie Atkinson, Manchester

Verinder Beri

Verinder Beri, Birmingham

The promotions span six of the firm’s seven business streams.

Ella Partner

Ella Partner, London

Ben Jones, Diana Goldstein, and Thomas Dixon, London, and Marie Atkinson, Manchester, have all been made partner in the large loss & technical team.

Angela Crisall, Manchester, and Emma Taylor and Verinder Bedi, Birmingham, are now partners in the claims solutions team.

The healthcare team sees Ella Partner promoted in London, while Kendra McKinney is made commercial advisory & private wealth partner in Manchester. 

Lorna Ferguson and Zoe McDonnell - both in Glasgow - have also been promoted, alongside Rachel Keenan in Belfast.

As well as the firm's partner promotions, 23 solicitors have been promoted to associate.

BLM senior partner Matthew Harrington commented: 'In what has been a challenging year for many firms, it is rewarding to celebrate the success of our teams across offices and specialties. As we grow and diversify our business streams, focusing on areas of strength and opportunity, it’s vital we have the right people in place. Our new partners and associates embody the future of our firm, and have enabled us to continue to provide clients with exceptional expertise and service, during a time of great change for many businesses.

'It is my priority to provide our teams with the ability and opportunity to progress within their careers as part of our succession planning strategy. In particular, recognising our junior partners and associates, and the energy, ideas and commercial awareness they bring to our clients. I’d like to congratulate all colleagues.