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Ashfords LLP announces two promotions in its London office

Law firm, Ashfords LLP has promoted two new Associates in its Construction and Infrastructure and Restructuring and Insolvency law client teams in its London office.

In the Construction and Infrastructure team, Ruth Gibson has been promoted to Associate. Ruth specialises in non-contentious construction matters, and acts for a range of clients including high net worth individuals, developers, local authorities, contractors, funders and joint venture entities.

Connor Pierce has also been appointed to Associate in the Restructuring and Insolvency team. Connor’s wealth of expertise includes dealing with a range of clients, from insolvency practitioners to creditors and directors, on all types of contentious and non-contentious insolvency matters. Connor specialises in insolvency litigation, in both a personal and corporate context.

The firm has also promoted Stephanie Gillam (Real Estate) to Senior Associate and eight other 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), Alex Aisthorpe (Company Commercial) and Kirsten Currer (Employment) in Bristol and Sophie Michaelides (Property Litigation) in Plymouth.

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

Commenting on the new promotions, Giles Hawkins, Partner and Head of Ashfords’ London office said: "We're delighted to promote two highly experienced lawyers in the London office as we continue our strategic growth plan, with a focus on attracting and retaining top talent in our key sectors."

Ruth added: "I am thrilled to be provided with this opportunity to further develop my career with Ashfords, and continue building strong relationships with colleagues and clients, some of whom I have been collaborating with since starting with the Firm as a paralegal in 2012."

Connor said: "I am delighted to have been made an associate with Ashfords and I look forward to the challenges and experiences the new role will bring."

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