National law firm Stephensons has promoted Julie Hunter and Paul Loughlin to partner. 

Hunter, who joined Stephensons in 2017, is part of the commercial litigation department. Specialising in litigation and dispute resolution, Hunter has a particular focus on commercial and finance disputes. 

Loughlin has been promoted to partner in the firm’s regulatory department. He specialises in road transport regulation and defending motoring offences in both the magistrates’ court and the Crown court.

Andrew Welch, managing partner, said: 'Both Julie and Paul have consistently demonstrated exceptional expertise in their field as well as providing the very best client care. I am delighted to announce their promotion to the partnership and look forward to seeing their legal careers continue to flourish here at Stephensons.'