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Archers Law reflects commitment to talent development with six promotions

A law firm has promoted six staff members as part of its commitment to developing talent.

Archers Law says Rachel List and Daniel Flounders, who were executive associates, have been made partners.

Gillian Haines has been promoted to associate licensed conveyancer, while Helen Hunt, Joanne McHale-Young and Katie Wigham have become associate solicitors.

Daniel and Rachel were appointed executive associates in 2017 and began the ‘Path to Partner’ programme, a scheme the company developed to identify individuals it expects to progress to senior management positions.

Daniel was awarded the Rising Star accolade at the 2018 Northern Law Awards, and, in partnership with head of corporate, David Adams, has overseen deal transactions with a combined value of £100 million over an 18-month period.

Rachel has taken full managerial responsibility for the commercial property team since 2017, with a headcount of ten people.

Her team is Tier One Legal 500 recommended and has been recently shortlisted for Commercial Property Team of the Year in the 2019 Northern Law Awards.

Vicky Browning, partner at Stockton-based Archers Law, said: “The firm wished to offer a better structured career path to those individuals who we see or have an ambition as managers of the firm in the longer term, either as potential partners or senior non-partners.

“Rachel and Dan had progressed to executive associate status in 2017, which set them on the Path to Partnership programme. Gillian, Katie, Joanne and Helen have shown exceptional legal expertise in their field.

“We are delighted with their appointments to partnership and associate roles – their promotions reflect the opportunity we offer to grow.”

Archers Law employs nearly 70 people across its business and personal legal teams.

The company was recently shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year (6-plus Partners) at the Northern Law Awards, with two teams also shortlisted for Family Team of the Year and Commercial Property Team of the Year.