Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has confirmed three senior promotions in its
Joanna Beattie-Edwards, Carly Holt and Charlotte Bloomfield from the Southampton office
have been appointed as partners.
Joanna is part of real estate specialising in energy projects and advises clients on large
projects involving complex funding arrangements and development agreements, with extensive
experience in maritime estate management, carrying out onshore, foreshore and offshore
Carly specialises in corporate finance, advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, group
reorganisations for UK and international groups, shareholder agreements, joint venture
agreements and general company law.
Charlotte advises on employment law including strategic non-contentious issues, employment
status and off-payroll working, agile workforces, industrial relations and all aspects of the
Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006.
Jon Hales, head of WBD’s Southampton office, commented: “It is fantastic to see three of the
Southampton team receive recognition for their dedication and expertise.
“I look forward to working alongside Joanna, Carly and Charlotte to support our clients across
The good news in Southampton is part of a wider raft of promotions across WBD's offices in the
UK including 10 partner and three legal director promotions.
Paul Stewart, UK managing partner at WBD, commented: "I am delighted to offer my
congratulations to all of our new partners and legal directors, whose hard work, commitment
and contribution to the growth of our business deserves to be recognised and celebrated.
“Being able to reward those who have demonstrated such passion and expertise is an absolute
pleasure, and I look forward to seeing our new partners and legal directors thrive in their new