Law-led professional services group Gateley Plc has promoted 54 employees nationally.
The new appointments, including seven to partner, span Gateley Plc’s banking, commercial dispute resolution, construction, corporate, employment, family, financial dispute regulation, pensions, residential development, real estate, regulatory, restructuring and tax teams.
They also cover Gateley’s property consultancy business, Gateley Hamer and Kiddy & Partners, a firm of human capital consultants specialising in assessment, talent management and leadership development.
Three partner-level promotions have been made in Gateley’s corporate team including Nottingham-based Victoria Elliott and Beth Mather as well as Reading-based Mark Metcalfe. Real estate lawyer Chris Adams also made partner in Birmingham alongside Lisa Clark in the residential development team. Leicester-based Claire Herbert in the commercial dispute resolution team and Charles Jones from Kiddy & Partners were also promoted to partner.
Six have been promoted to legal director. This includes residential development lawyer Paul Alcock and construction lawyer William Cursham in Birmingham; restructuring lawyers Matt Leech (Leeds) and Emily Drake (London); employment lawyer Rizwana Ishaq (Manchester) and commercial dispute resolution lawyer Nick Murrills, who is also based in Manchester. In addition, Helen Baker and Carina Derrick have been promoted to principal consultant at Kiddy & Partners.
There were also 19 promotions to senior associate and 20 to associate across the entire Gateley Plc network.
Michael Ward, chief executive of Gateley Plc, said: 'I’m delighted to announce these promotions at the end of what has been an incredibly busy year. Our people are the backbone of our business and the reason we succeed. Whilst we look to attract the best candidates, we also invest in developing our people and adding strength to our existing teams. We’re delighted that so many colleagues merited promotion this year and each one of them has earned it through their hard work, commitment and contribution to the group’s success.'