Law firm, Howes Percival has announced five senior promotions in the East Midlands, including a trio of new partners, Katherine Cereghino, Hannah Pryce, and Alexandra Kirkwood.
Neena Jakhu and Owen Franks have been made senior associates.
Geraint Davies, Howes Percival’s chairman, said: “I’d like to congratulate everyone on their promotions which acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and invaluable contribution these individuals have made to Howes Percival.
“As a firm we have a reputation for promoting from within and it is great to be able to reward people for their exceptional efforts in supporting our clients during this challenging period.
“The whole team have been fantastic over the past 12 months. As a firm, we adapted well to the pandemic and that gave us a very strong base to move forward as things eased and the economy opened up.
“Our people have been at the heart of that and consistently provided excellent service to our clients, which has enabled us to capitalise on the opportunities that have arisen. Investment in people, through both external appointments and nurturing our existing talent, is key to our strategy, our continued success and growth.”
Katherine Cereghino, in the Leicester office, advises on company disposals, acquisitions, share arrangements, company restructuring, reorganisations, and company finance documentation, as well as commercial arrangements and documentation. Katherine has considerable experience advising companies on compliance with consumer protection legislation.
Hannah Pryce, in the Northampton and Milton Keynes offices, has considerable experience of providing contentious and non-contentious employment law advice to a broad range of clients. She has particular expertise in tribunal litigation, including complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims. Hannah is experienced in contentious senior exits and also delivers in-house training for clients.
Alexandra Kirkwood, in the Northampton office, joined Howes Percival as a trainee in 2010 and her practice encompasses commercial property sales and acquisitions, residential & commercial development, landlord & tenant matters and property finance. She also regularly assists the firm’s corporate and banking teams with property support work.