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Pinsents boosts partnership by fourteen

Pinsent Masons has promoted 14 lawyers to its partnership with a further 11 awarded the position of legal director.

The firm made up 11 partners across its UK offices and a further three in Asia, in the second round of promotions since its merger with Scottish firm McGrigors last May.

The number of partnership promotions have increased by one on last year, with the energy and real estate sectors the biggest winners, at four partner promotions each. Financial services will receive two and corporate, infrastructure, sport and TMT will receive one each when the promotions take effect on 1 May.

The City office sees sports lawyer James Earl, real estate lawyer Simon Gardiner and Tom Cartwright in financial services move up the ranks. In Manchester, energy lawyer Ian Stubbs was made up alongside real estate specialist Nicola Buchanan, and in Leeds real estate lawyer James Long and financial services lawyer Philip Scott become partners.

In Scotland, real estate lawyer Paul Connolly and energy lawyer Scott Johnston have been promoted in the Glasgow office, as have energy lawyers Chris McGarvey and Richard Scott in Edinburgh and Aberdeen respectively.

In the firm’s Asia offices, Shanghai will see corporate lawyer Amanda Yao move up along with TMT specialist Paul Haswell in Hong Kong and infrastructure lawyer Ellen Zhang in Beijing.

The firm has also promoted 11 others to legal director status, with three in London, two in Manchester, one in Leeds, four in Scotland and one in Shanghai.

The announcement is the latest of a series of firm partner promotions, which also saw SJ Berwin promote five lawyers to partner in April. Other firms to have announced their partner promotions are Holman Fenwick, Nabarro and Irwin Mitchell.