North east law firm Tilly, Bailey & Irvine has promoted Wendy Beacom, Sara Garnett and Andrew Beattie to equity partner, Jackie Blackwell and Christine Smith to family executives, Shamin Ali to salaried partner and Georgia Wilkinson to associate solicitor.

Kirstey Maloney, partner and head of family law, commented: 'The firm is seeing a demand across all service areas and continues to invest in its future with investment in staff and additional IT infrastructure'.

We have seen a year on year increase in turnover and across the firm we are continuing with our planned organic growth.'

The firm offers in-house expertise in fields such as conveyancing, personal injury, accidents at work, medical negligence, road traffic accidents, commercial disputes and property, as well as both corporate and employment law.

Tilly, Bailey & Irvine, formed over 200 years ago, has expanded across the north east region with offices in Hartlepool, Wynyard, Barnard Castle and Stockton.