Law firm reveals promotions across East Midlands

Debra Burton

Law firm Shakespeare Martineau has made a raft of internal promotions in its Shakespeare Martineau, Lime Solicitors, and Marrons Planning teams.

Contentious trust and probate expert Debra Burton who works as part of the inheritance disputes team at Lime Solicitors, has been promoted to partner at the firm’s Leicester office. Burton represents people and their families as well as trusts and charities in rectifications claims and professional negligence.

In Nottingham, David Pendle and Jenny Keen, who work as part of Marrons Planning, have been promoted to planning director. Both are experienced in project managing large and complex schemes including mixed-use developments, strategic planning and land promotion.

Meanwhile, Nottingham family law expert Nikki Aston, who specialises in children, divorce and complex financial settlements has been promoted to legal director for Shakespeare Martineau.

Aller Dawlat has also been promoted to associate in the Nottingham office.

Sarah Walker-Smith CEO of Shakespeare Martineau said: “Unlocking the potential of our people is fundamental to our growth. It’s our people who make our business – and it’s our clients who benefit from our investments in our people. Everyone promoted has shown outstanding commitment to our values and working collaboratively across our regions to take our business forward in its next phase of growth.”

Duncan James, East Midlands regional head at Shakespeare Martineau said: “This year has seen huge developments for us in the East Midlands. Not only have we seen a raft of promotions, but we also welcomed several new lateral hires and expanded into Lincoln for the first time. However, we are not standing still, we want to maintain this momentum into the next financial year and are open to hearing from talented individuals who share our ambitions and values to join us on our journey.”