Two senior lawyers join partnership in latest round of promotions
From 1 May 2021 Debenhams Ottaway welcomes two of its senior lawyers to the partnership, corporate lawyer James Brawn and commercial litigator Alexander Neale. This positive move reinforces the firm’s commitment to developing its people and comes hot on the heels of several other partner promotions at the end of last year.
Alexander, who trained and qualified at Debenhams Ottaway, has built a reputation as an insolvency specialist helping businesses in financial difficulty. James started at the firm in 2016 and has played an integral part in successfully growing the corporate and commercial practice. James and Alexander joining the partnership reinforces Debenhams Ottaway’s impressive team of senior lawyers working with business clients in Hertfordshire and across the UK.
The promotions aren’t just at partner level. In its leading private wealth practice Natalie Lester, who helps couples and families through relationship breakdown and conflict, is promoted to senior associate and Stuart Harries, who works on high value residential property transactions, is now an associate. Tom Marshall who is part of the well-established commercial property team is also promoted to associate.
Managing Partner Susan Glenholme comments “I’m thrilled to welcome Alexander and James to the partnership. Along with Natalie, Stuart and Tom, these recent promotions recognise their hard work, passion and exceptional client service. Our people and clients continue to be at the heart of our success and these promotions represent our commitment to building teams of talented lawyers and helping them to develop their skills and reach their full potential. Debenhams Ottaway has a very clear vision and ambitious growth plans and having the right people is key to achieving this.”
James Brawn and Alexander Neale
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