Four partners are among 20 promotions at one of Wales’ biggest law firm Hugh James.
The internal promotions also include to associate and senior associate roles.
After joining Hugh James as a trainee in 2007, James Gibson, 34, has been promoted to partner in the firm’s industrial disease team, after seven years of experience in pursuing complex, high profile group actions such as the Phurnacite workers group litigation.
Joining Mr Gibson, Richard Green, 34, has also been promoted to partner in the firm’s industrial disease team, where he specialises in asbestos related disease claims.
Katie McCraith, 39, has also been made partner in the firm’s medical negligence department, has over a decade’s experience in pursuing clinical negligence work particularly with cancer and misdiagnosis claims.
Since joining Hugh James as a trainee solicitor in September 2001, Nicola Sidoli, 38, has been instrumental in developing the Hugh James nursing care department, of which she is now one of two partners.
Alongside the partner promotions, seven team members have now become senior associates and nine staff have been promoted to associate level at the firm.
Next year the fast-expanding firm, which also has an office in London, will move into a new 100,000 sq ft headquarters at the currently under construction 2 Central Square office building close to Cardiff Central Railway Station.
Alun Jones, managing partner of Hugh James, said: “Having the right team is essential to providing our clients with the expert advice that we been recognised for over the years. We are extremely proud that we have been able to recognise and reward 20 outstanding legal experts through career advancements.
“Without our talented team, we would not be able to achieve our ambitious growth plans and we look forward to seeing them continue to grow at Hugh James.”
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