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Law firm Leigh Day announces new partner promotions

Law firm Leigh Day has announced eleven new partners and eight associate solicitors firmwide.

Posted on 02 April 2020

The eleven new partners are: Oliver Holland from the international department; clinical negligence solicitors Angharad Vaughan and Despina Kavadas; Bethany Sanders and Steven Dickens from the personal injury department; employment solicitors Lauren Lougheed, Linda Wong, Paula Lee and Shubha Banerjee; Gideon Habel from the regulatory and disciplinary department; and product safety and consumer law solicitor Thomas Jervis.

The eight new associates are: Suleikha Ali, Sarah Saldanha, Claire Spearpoint, Sophie Turner, Andrew Lord, Zahra Nanji, Angela Bruno and Shazia Yamin.

Leigh Day was established in 1987 and has been involved in many distinct cases since.  Over the past year, those newly promoted to partner have been involved in representing clients in a wide range of cases including: Malawian tobacco farmers against British American Tobacco accusing them of forced labour; the family of Owen Carey who died following an allergic reaction after eating at Byron Burger; a group of judges challenging changes made by the Government to their pensions; and for tens of thousands of supermarket workers taking equal pay claims against Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco. 

Frances Swaine, Managing Partner at Leigh Day, said:

“The promotions in both the Manchester and London offices, include eleven solicitors to partner level and eight to associate level. We are continuing to support individuals at this time during the current health crisis and these promotions will strengthen those teams in order to provide this support.”