Cheltenham-based law firm Willans LLP has made a number of senior promotions as the firm prepares to celebrate its 75th year in business.

Family lawyer Jonathan Eager and employment law specialist Jenny Hawrot have both been promoted to partner.

Residential property lawyer Hilary Banister and trusts specialist Tom O’Riordan are now senior associate solicitors, while lawyers Charlotte Brunsdon, Jennifer Cockett, James Melvin-Bath and Emma Thompson are promoted to associate solicitors and chartered legal executive Susie Jones to associate.

Managing partner Bridget Redmond commented: 'After another strong year, I’m delighted to congratulate these excellent lawyers on their well-deserved promotions. Those who have been promoted embody our commitment to providing the highest level of legal expertise alongside a truly personal service; it’s a pleasure to recognise these individuals for their hard work and dedication.'

Willans was founded 75 years ago by Gloucestershire lawyer Alec Willans, who later moved the firm to its current home in Imperial Square, Cheltenham.