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    31 August
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Shakespeare Martineau rewards up-and-coming talent with promotions

Law firm Shakespeare Martineau promotes four people to legal director and one to associate across its Leicester offices, supporting their drive to nurture the hottest talent on the market. 

Following the bout of partner promotions earlier in the year, it is clear that creating a path of progression for its people is a high priority for the firm. The launch of the Shakespeare Martineau Academy has played an integral role in training and developing the talented team at the firm – helping wide scale promotions to take place.

In the last year, the academy has supported over 650 people by providing a mixture of professional and personal development courses, leading to 21 people across the firm’s nine offices being rewarded with an associate or legal director position.

Promotions in the region include Julie Vallance, Nicola Fahey, Sonia Bachu to legal director, as well as Sandeep Leigh to associate. The promotions mark the growth of the firm’s corporate, commercial, private capital and litigation practices.

Victoria Tester, HR director at Shakespeare Martineau, said:

“Our clients are seeking advisers that are not only fluent in the law but can apply it to their businesses or personal affairs with commercial integrity. This is why the variety of courses available at the firm is so broad and includes business skills training as well as professional qualifications. There is no doubt that those who have been rewarded for all their hard work have taken advantage of the academy in order to take the next step in their careers.”

Roy Botterill, partner from Shakespeare Martineau’s Leicester office, said:

“The firm’s investment in its people is like no other firm I’ve been at and it is certainly encouraging to sit alongside such a talented group of people. The promotions that have been awarded this year are testament to the support network that the firm has in place.”

"We’re delighted to be at the beginning of a partnership between two teams who share the same winning spirit and focus on supporting talent to achieve their potential. Everyone here has a great sense of pride and excitement to be working with Team England – a team that, after all, reflects just how much can be achieved by a diverse and varied group of individuals all focused on one goal. We can’t wait to get started."

Joanna Thornell, Client and Markets Director, Shakespeare Martineau