A West Midlands law firm has promoted 10 staff, including appointing two new partners, following a strong business performance.

Wright Hassall, established in 1846, has promoted outsourcing solicitor Pete Maguire and dispute resolution solicitor Daniel Jennings to partners.

The company’s commitment to developing its people through continued investment in skills training has also seen it make further staff upgrades.

Rachel Gwynne, who advises charities and not-for-profit organisations on corporate and governance matters, is promoted to senior associate. Corporate solicitor Steve Halkett becomes senior associate as does insolvency solicitor Emma Easton alongside her fellow insolvency solicitor Monica Kapur, who is promoted to associate.

The 35-strong real estate team has also been bolstered by the appointments of Jennie Loynes, Harminder Judge and Ellie Crofts as associates and property solicitor Louise Dearling is promoted to senior associate.

Richard Lane, Wright Hassall’s managing partner, said: “These promotions reflect our commitment to supporting our clients’ plans for growth by retaining excellent solicitors with the specialist skills they need. The firm has worked very hard to deliver such great results and these promotions are a reflection of our commitment to the future prosperity of the firm. After all, these young men and women are the leaders of tomorrow.”

Wright Hassall, established in 1846, has a 230-strong team including 100 solicitors and 36 partners.

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