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Andrew Yates has been promoted to partner at Debenhams Ottaway to lead the corporate team. Demonstrating the firm’s strong belief in growing and developing its own talent, Andrew joined the firm in 2014 and has proved to be popular with both clients, colleagues and referrers

Listed as a ‘rising star’ in the Legal 500 directory 2020, he joins the 11 strong partnership with a mandate to further build the corporate team.

Andrew has worked closely with the property, employment and dispute resolution teams to build a full service offering for businesses throughout Hertfordshire and nationally. His promotion also reinforces Debenhams Ottaway’s commitment to looking after the business and commercial needs of its private wealth client base.

Susan Glenholme, managing partner comments, “We have some excellent talent at Debenhams Ottaway, and I am so pleased to have Andrew join the partnership. Over the last 10 years, he has grown into a technically excellent lawyer, with a strong client following and a great attitude to developing business. He has built up a team with a clear focus on corporate law.  We have a strong programme of recruiting good lawyers and then developing them into excellent lawyers and future partners. Andrew has a particular focus on the charity sector and is already seen as a trusted adviser by many of his clients.”

Andrew Yates comments, “I am thrilled to be promoted to partner and excited about the opportunities that this brings.  Debenhams Ottaway believes in looking after and progressing its people and I am very much looking forward to working with the existing partners to grow the firm and continue to look after our clients in the best possible way.”

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