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Multiple promotions at Muckle LLP

North East commercial law firm Muckle LLP has made a number of senior promotions, with three members of staff becoming partners and five taking on the role of associate.

Muckle LLP has strengthened its award-winning team with nine promotions, which include three new partners.

Richard Nixon, Julie Garbutt and Amy Sergison have been promoted to partner, with six other solicitors promoted to associate.

Richard joined the firm’s real estate team in 2010 as a solicitor, and specialises in drafting and negotiating real estate documents, such as agreements, transfers, leases and licenses.

He also has a wide range of experience acting for clients in the public, private and educational sectors. Julie is an expert in all aspects of personal estate planning for business clients and their families.

As part of the growing private client team, Julie provides specialist advice on wills, family trusts, inheritance planning, business succession, asset protection and Court of Protection work.

Amy is part of Muckle’s employment and business immigration team and uses her skills to advise employers on all aspects of contentious and non- contentious employment law, from recruitment through to dismissal.

She also leads the team on providing business immigration advice, as well as delivering bespoke training on employment law issues to organisations in the private, education and charitable sectors.

In addition, Sara Worsick (corporate), Tom Justice (commercial), Olivia Colbeck (private client), Kate Rickett (real estate), Beth Thompson (real estate) and Zoe Ditch (banking) have all been promoted to associate.

Jason Wainwright, managing partner, says: “It’s fantastic to see Richard, Julie and Amy promoted to partner in recognition of their expertise, dedication and major contributions they’ve made to our firm.

“I’m also delighted to see Sara, Tom, Olivia, Kate, Beth and Zoe receive their well-deserved promotions. “These promotions reflect the hard work, expertise and enthusiasm they have all demonstrated.

“It’s wonderful to see that some of them joined

Muckle through our vacation scheme, and most went on to become trainees at the firm before their most recent promotion to associate.

“At Muckle, we pride ourselves on nurturing talent from within, and we’re pleased to help develop and reward our homegrown talent.

“Recognising our best people is really important to us and as Muckle continues to go from strength- to-strength, we look forward to seeing our firm grow alongside the talented individuals within it.”