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Partner promotions: Drastically reduced round for Addleshaws as Burges Salmon makes up trio

Addleshaw Goddard and Burges Salmon have announced their latest partner promotions, with Addleshaws seeing a sharp drop in the number of associates being made up from last year.

Last year, Addleshaws promoted 15 lawyers to partner, but this year the firm only made up five. The firm’s corporate and commercial division has gained additions with the promotions of Will Chalk and Oman-based Oliver Stevens while James Davison has been promoted in Addleshaws’ business support and restructuring group. Peter Mason and Hemal Kotecha have been made up in real estate. Last year’s round was a reduction on the 18 promoted in 2015.

Addleshaws managing partner John Joyce commented: ‘It is always a pleasure to recognise the achievements of individuals operating across the firm and we are thrilled to be able to promote these talented lawyers to partnership.

Joyce (pictured) added: ‘Each individual has demonstrated a strong track record of success and will continue to deliver great value to our clients.’

Meanwhile, Burges Salmon has also made three promotions in its latest round, one fewer than last year when the firm promoted four.

Emma Folkes, who joined the firm in 2007 is made up in real estate, while Ian Tucker and Michael Ward have been promoted in disputes.

Burges Salmon managing partner Peter Morris said: ‘We are delighted to welcome these excellent lawyers to the partnership. We have a unique model and collaborative culture at Burges Salmon, and we look forward to seeing all of our new partners thrive in this environment.’

Partner promotions in full:

Addleshaw Goddard

Will Chalk, corporate, UK

Oliver Stevens, corporate, Oman

James Davison, business support and restructuring, UK

Peter Mason, real estate, UK

Hemal Kotecha, real estate, UK

Burges Salmon

Emma Folkes, real estate, Bristol

Ian Tucker, dispute resolution, Bristol

Michael Ward, dispute resolution, Bristol