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Law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has announced a series of senior internal promotions at its Taunton office.  

The announcement includes two lawyers promoted to partner, three to senior associate and five to associate, all of which took effect on May 1, 2020. 

Alastair Macleod (pictured left) a family law specialist and Sarah Manley (pictured below) a commercial property specialist have both been promoted to partners.

Promoted to senior associates are Jade Lyus in planning, Lizzie Smith in the family team and Laura Mackain-Bremner in commercial & private client litigation.  

Making the step up to associates are Emma Macey in private capital, Kayleigh Cullis in debt recovery, Emily Jenkins in commercial & private client litigation and Carly Blunn and Claire Smith in home sales.

Clarke Willmott CEO Stephen Rosser said: “The promotion process this year was concluded during exceptional times, to which we continue to respond. While we all face many challenges in adapting to our new ways of working it has been a pleasure to see so many excellent examples of how those being promoted have stepped up in readiness for their new roles.  

“Developing our people is absolutely fundamental to us as a business and this year this is more important than ever before as we position ourselves to continue to overcome our current challenges and move quickly once we return to a new form of business as usual.

“Those promoted will assume greater responsibilities, and in many cases leadership roles, and the skills they have demonstrated will be vital as we become accustomed to a new normal.”  

Further promotions were announced firm-wide across other regional offices with a total of six new partners, seven new senior associates and 13 new associates.  

Clarke Willmott is a national firm with seven regional offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton.   

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