Lancashire law firm promotes 13 employees

Richard Hough, Brabners
Richard Hough, Brabners
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Commercial law firm Brabners has announced the promotion of three partners, six senior associates and four associates across the firm.

Adrian Rogers (Corporate), Richard Hough (Commercial) and Leanne Murray (Real Estate) have all joined the partnership; Leanne has also been appointed as Head of Residential Development.

Corporate lawyer Adrian Rogers qualified with the firm in 2004 and has extensive experience in MBOs, MBIs, acquisitions, disposals, venture capital, corporate insolvency and corporate reorganisations.

Richard Hough is a commercial and intellectual property lawyer, who has particular expertise in healthcare regulatory matters and EU public procurement law. Richard is dual-qualified as a solicitor and pharmacist and leads the firm’s healthcare team, which advises numerous clients operating in the healthcare sector.

Leanne Murray will lead a team of eight and advises on residential development acquisitions and disposals with particular expertise in dealing with development constraints.

In addition, the following lawyers have all been promoted to Senior Associate: Iain Gamble and Kevin Manley (Real Estate), Jack Froggatt, Phil Steele and Simon Morris (Dispute Resolution), and Sue Mackintosh (Private Client).

Catherine Fearon (Housing & Regeneration), Gary Duffy (Dispute Resolution), Graeme Hughes (Charity) and Michael Winder (Commercial) have become Associates.

Mark Brandwood, Brabners’ Managing Partner, said: “The appointments enhance the firm’s capabilities in core practice areas and growth sectors. These individuals have shown themselves to be excellent lawyers and strong and consistent contributors from a business development perspective. I am confident that they will seize the opportunity these promotions give them to have an even greater personal impact on the success of the firm, and further develop their careers in the future.”

Brabners is a corporate and commercial law firm based in the North West. The firm has offices in Manchester, Liverpool and Preston. It specialises in services for large and mid-sized corporate clients, SMEs and entrepreneurs, across the UK.