Moore Blatch, Hampshire’s leading law firm and one of the largest firms in the south of England, continues to build on its strengths in commercial and personal legal services with a number of important promotions across its practices and regional offices.

The firm has named six new partners, all internal appointments, as it looks forward to an upsurge in business in all disciplines, following the expansion of its Richmond office and launch of its City practice. The firm has also made a number of external appointments. 

Partner promotions are as follows:

Dorothy Agnew, from the firm’s commercial team, specialising in IT, intellectual property law, e-commerce, data protection, distribution, agency and general commercial contracts.

Claire Anderson, who heads up the Southampton residential property team. Claire is the youngest person ever to be promoted within the firm.

Stephen Ball, from the firm’s land development team, specialising in residential land development.

Jeremy Over, from the firm’s corporate team, delivering strategic legal solutions to help businesses achieve their commercial objectives.

Gaenor Thomas, who acts for landlords and tenants, negotiating all necessary occupancy arrangements and ancillary management documentation.

Sarah Watley, head of the firm’s asset recovery litigation and sales teams, specialising in residential and commercial possession claims, property litigation, shortfall claims, debt recovery and professional negligence litigation.

David Thompson, managing partner said: ‘These promotions demonstrate the importance we place on growing and recognising talent from within.

‘I would like to thank these members of our team for their hard work and congratulate them for the contributions they have made, and continue to make, to our company’s reputation and their clients’ interests.’

Picture: left-right, Jeremy, Claire, Gaenor, Dorothy, Stephen