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Full-service law firm, Hugh James has announced its latest round of promotions, which includes the appointment of four new partners and introduction of its new Legal Director role.

Hugh James has promoted 31 people in its offices across the UK, the highest number of promotions reported by the law firm to date and a ‘continued trend’ of annual growth since it launched its five-year strategy in 2022.

The new partners are Sandeep Gill (Serious Injury) and Sara Tomaszewski (Regulatory) both based in Cardiff, Charlotte Fletcher (Court of Protection) based in London and Mark Robinson (Serious Injury) based in Manchester. 

Following this wave of promotions, the firm’s partner count now stands at 100, with 63 in Cardiff, 14 in London, 16 in Manchester, 6 in Southampton and 1 in Plymouth.  Over half of the partnership are women.

This year’s promotions also include the introduction of the Legal Director role in Hugh James.

Six people have been appointed to this level: Carlos Land (Serious Injury), Austin Gill (Trusts and Estates Administration), Michelle Evans (Nursing Care), Justin Davies (Regulatory) and Mark Lane (Clinical Negligence) all based in the firm’s Cardiff office, and Phoebe Osborne (Asbestos) who is aligned to its London office.

Additionally, nine people have been promoted to Senior Associate and 12 advance to Associate.

Managing Partner, Alun Jones said:

“It’s a pleasure to congratulate those who are celebrating well-deserved promotions at a time when we’re embarking on an exciting new chapter at Hugh James.

“Our career progression pathway, with the welcome addition of the Legal Director role, is crucial to support colleagues’ professional development and develop talent within the firm.  It’s a privilege to work with an exceptional team who embody the firm’s core values and have significantly contributed to the firm’s success.  These promotions are a testament to their hard work and dedication.”

The promotion news aligns with the unveiling of the firm’s new brand identity which ‘reflects its modern-day approach to representing and protecting clients across the UK and internationally, whilst upholding its deep-rooted local heritage’.

Emma Waddingham

Emma Waddingham

Editor, Legal News

Emma Waddingham is the Editor & Founder of Legal News. She is a seasoned legal editor and journalist and experienced marketing & events consultant, working almost exclusively with the UK legal sector.