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DWF in Newcastle announces a senior annual promotion

International legal business DWF has announced a senior annual promotion within its Newcastle office as part of its November promotion round, including a new partner

Commercial litigation lawyer Jonathan Smith has been made up to partner level. Jonathan specialises in real estate litigation. He has extensive experience of a wide variety of property based disputes, including debt claims, dilapidations disputes, rent review queries, boundary disputes, judicial review challenges and challenges to the enforceability of restrictive covenants.

Earlier, DWF Newcastle also welcomed three newly qualified trainees. They are employment lawyer Francesca Lilley, real estate lawyer Marie-Louise O’Hanrahan and private client lawyer Natascha Grantham.

Adam Heather, Executive Partner of DWF Newcastle, said: “This is a well-deserved achievement for Jonathan who has demonstrated a huge amount of hard work and commitment. We place a strong focus on nurturing talent and believe in the importance of recognising the wide range of contributions that our people make to DWF. Jonathan has made a strong contribution to the development to the Newcastle office and continues to deliver outstanding service to our clients across the region.”

DWF in Newcastle employs circa 49 employees and acts for a number of clients including Northumberland Estates Limited, HANRO Limited and Arch Limited.