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Partner promotions: Addleshaws makes up 15 including two in Dubai in reduced round

Addleshaw Goddard has promoted 15 to partner this year, three fewer than last year when it more than doubled its promotions with 18 making the ranks.

For the first time Addleshaws has made appointments outside of its UK offices, with Dubai-based Darren Harris and Bevan Farmer making the cut. Managing associate Harris is a corporate lawyer who was relocated to the Middle East about two years ago having worked for Addleshaws in the UK, while Farmer is also a managing associate, based in the firm’s construction and litigation team.

In the UK, the firm made up seven in London, four in Leeds and two in its Manchester office.

Addleshaws’ corporate practice saw the most hires, with six made up to partner, while four were made up in the firm’s banking team, and two in the firm’s commercial practice.

The firm’s employment, litigation and real estate departments each saw one partner promotion.

Addleshaws managing partner John Joyce (pictured) said: ‘It is always a pleasure to recognise the achievements of individuals operating across the firm and we are thrilled to be able to promote so many talented lawyers to partnership once again this year. Each individual has demonstrated a strong track record of success and will continue to deliver great value to our clients.’

Last month, the firm appointed a new senior partner with corporate head Charles Penney to take the reins from Monica Burch who was first elected to the role in 2010. Penney beat M&A partner Andrew Carpenter to the leadership role.

Addleshaws’ partner promotions are as follows:

Paul Concannon, corporate, London

Darren Harris, corporate, Dubai

Hugh Lauritsen, corporate, London

Shelley McGivern, corporate, Manchester

Jonny Powling, corporate, London

Duncan Wilson, corporate, Manchester

Sally Hulston, employment and incentives, Leeds

Georgina Powling, commercial, Leeds

Simon Lofthouse, commercial, Leeds

Zoe Maurer, banking, London

Sarah Egbu, banking, London

Nick Barlow, banking, Leeds

Laurie Keel, banking, London

Bevan Farmer, construction litigation, Dubai

Luke Baines, real estate construction, London