Two partner promotions at Michelmores, and a new Managing Partner from 1 May

Michelmores has announced the promotions of Paul Beanlands, Senior Associate in the Real Estate team, and Tom Stenner-Evans, Senior Associate in the Employment team, who have both been made partner at the firm.

Paul joined Michelmores in March 2015 and relocated to Bristol in October 2017. He now works between its Bristol and London offices and acts for a broad range of clients, including institutional funds, developers, private investors and corporate tenants.

He has extensive experience of all aspects of commercial property work, with a particular focus on acquisitions and disposals of investment properties, commercial and mixed-use development projects, pre-lets and Landlord and Tenant work.

Tom divides his time between the Exeter and London offices, with a client base located predominantly in London and the South East.

His work is focused heavily on the Education and Finance & Investment sectors, and he covers all aspects of contentious and non-contentious Employment Law.

His particular areas of expertise are large-scale restructuring and redundancy exercises, restrictive covenants and social media misuse in the context of an employment relationship.

Andrew Oldland, QC, senior partner at Michelmores said: "We are very pleased to announce these senior promotions and the consequent growth of two very credible teams within the business. Paul and Tom have a great depth of knowledge within their sectors and many years of experience. The extended breadth they will now have within the Real Estate and Employment teams is a fundamental next step for the growth of our offering and of the firm.”

The following ten lawyers have also been promoted to become Senior Associates; Harriet Chopra, Alice Daniels, Josie Edwards, James Frampton, Bethan Jones, Caroline Lavis, Fiona Pearson, Sarah Philips, Edwin Richards and Harry Trick.

Senior Associates 2018

From 1 May, Tim Richards will take over the role of Managing Partner from Malcolm Dickinson. Tim has been the head of the Commercial Dispute Resolution team for 15 years and also chairs the Executive Board. Tim has significant experience in handling a wide range of commercial disputes and has a reputation of being a hugely accomplished litigator.

Commenting on his new role, Tim said: "The current economic and regulatory environments continue to present UK and international businesses with opportunities and challenges in areas on which Michelmores is ideally placed to advise. I look forward to working with my colleagues and our clients to continue to deliver an outstanding service, while providing an environment where our people can flourish."