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Ellis Jones makes greatest number of promotions at one time

By Karolina Lasinska
13 July 2021
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South Coast law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors has promoted eight rising stars to new positions.

The high-flyers have taken associate and senior associate roles at the firm’s five offices in Hampshire, Dorset and London.

Ellis Jones – with more than 160 staff and 18 Partners – made the appointments under its commitment to promoting from within and developing the best talent for future leadership positions. The eight promotions are the highest number made at any one time by the law firm. 

Four solicitors have become senior associates: William Dooley, Henrietta Frew, Donna Stevens and Bethanie Watson.

Lauren Harley, Jennie Hedges, Theresa Mills and Jo Tout have each been promoted to associate.

Nigel Smith, managing partner, said: "Congratulations to our new associates and senior associates on their richly deserved promotions. As talented and committed lawyers, they represent the next generation at Ellis Jones and will make a major contribution to the success of the firm going forward. We will continue to promote the best and brightest from within to give our people valuable career progression and provide the greatest service for our clients."

Senior associates Dooley and Frew work in the banking and finance department, while Stevens is in dispute resolution and Watson is from the commercial property team.

New associates Mills and Tout work in the wills, trust and probate department, while Hedge is in conveyancing and Harley is in the family team.

About Ellis Jones

Ellis Jones Solicitors is a regional law firm with more than 160 staff including 18 partners. It has five offices across the South Coast in Bournemouth, Canford Cliffs (Poole), Ringwood, Swanage and Wimborne as well as London.

Pictured: New senior associates, top row from left: William Dooley, Henrietta Frew, Donna Stevens and Bethanie Watson. New associates, bottom row, from left: Lauren Harley, Jennie Hedges, Theresa Mills and Jo Tout