Ashfords LLP announces Associate & Senior Associate promotions for 2019

Law firm, Ashfords LLP is delighted to announce the promotion of Real Estate lawyer,  Stephanie Gillam, to Senior Associate and the promotion of ten new Associates across the firm’s Exeter, Bristol, London and Plymouth offices.

This latest round of promotions boosts the number of Senior Associates at the firm to 15 and Associates to 59.

Stephanie Gillam, is a specialist in Ashfords’ Real Estate team in Exeter. She advises on a wide variety of commercial real estate matters, particularly mixed use development schemes and energy and waste related land and development. Her promotion endorses Ashfords' real estate offering as one of the largest in the South West.

The firm has also promoted 10 people to Associates including, Emma Clayton and Jonathan Hyde (Company Commercial), Laura Wonnacott (Employment) and Lee Ward (Construction and Infrastructure) in Exeter; Jack Baumgardt (Business Risk and Regulation) and Kirsten Currer (Employment) in Bristol; Ruth Gibson (Construction and Infrastructure) and Connor Pierce (Restructuring and Insolvency) in London and Sophie Michaelides (Property Litigation) in Plymouth.

Commenting on the promotions, Ashfords' Chairman, Mark Lomas said: “This year has seen another strong round of promotions for Ashfords and reflects our commitment to encouraging growth and development of our people. We are delighted to announce these promotions in recognition of their contribution to the firm’s ongoing success.”

Ken Bryant, Head of HR at Ashfords, said: "Promoting a culture that develops, recognises, and rewards talent, commitment, and contribution from our people is a key priority for us. These promotions are thoroughly deserved and I am very pleased to congratulate them and look forward to their ongoing success.”

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