02 June, 2021
Forbes Solicitors has announced the promotion of five new Partners as part of 14 promotions across the firm.
Kirsty Varley and Sarah Rogers in the firm's housing and regeneration litigation team, along with employment lawyer Amy Stokes, Tim Smith in the insurance team and commercial property law specialist Matthew Jones have all joined Forbes' 49-strong partnership.
The Partner promotions follow a series of successes across Forbes Solicitors' specialisms during the last 12 months. Amy Stokes has been instrumental in developing a business immigration service to help SMEs navigate Brexit changes, while Kirsty Varley and Sarah Rogers have continued to support housing associations nationwide in managing complex issues associated with anti-social behaviour during a period of changing emergency coronavirus laws.
Matthew Jones has advised on significant commercial property deals, helping the commercial property team return to pre-pandemic deal levels less than nine months after the outbreak of COVID-19. Tim Smith continues to develop the Firm's offering to Local Authority and Social Housing Clients dealing with environmental claims, particularly tree related cases including tree root subsidence and falling tree/branch claims onto highways, and also Japanese Knotweed claims.
Other promotions have seen five professionals move up to Associate level and another four members of the firm promoted to Senior Associate. The promotions took place across a range of Forbes Solicitors' practice areas including wills, probate, tax and trusts, governance, procurement and information, employment and housing and regeneration.
Oliver Burton, CEO at Forbes Solicitors, comments: "During the past 12 months, we've seen businesses reinvent themselves and rethink how they work to survive and thrive in markets impacted by economic uncertainty. Our team has supported organisations on this journey, as well as leading our own teams and ensuring everyone is working towards our shared ambitions.
"The promotions recognise all of this hard work and tenacity to work together with clients to protect and promote their interests. It's really rewarding to see people delivering success for their teams, clients and themselves as they progress in their careers."