Law firm closes in partnership gender parity with latest round of promotions

Law firm Michelmores has announced that this year’s round of promotions brings the firm’s proportion of female partners to 49 per cent.

Charlotte Bolton has been promoted to partner in the commercial and regulatory disputes team.

Charlotte joined Michelmores as a trainee in 2012 and specialises in intellectual property disputes. She advises on issues relating to trademarks, patents, copyright, designs and confidential information.

Nerys Thomas has been promoted to a partner in the tax, trusts and succession team.

Nerys joined the firm in March 2022 and advises individuals, families and business owners on a wide range of matters including wills, powers of attorney, tax planning, trusts and estate administration.

The firm’s newly promoted senior associates bring the total number of female Senior Associates to 74 per cent.

This year’s newly promoted senior associates include:

  1. Lisa Benham in the disputed wills and estates team
  2. Laura Bond in the family team
  3. Abigail Brown in the commercial and regulatory disputes team
  4. Philippa Collison in the commercial team
  5. Katharine Everett-Nunns in the agriculture team
  6. Yvonne Farrell in the projects and infrastructure team
  7. Harriet Grimes in the real estate team
  8. Kate Higgins in the private property and landed estates team
  9. Victoria Miller in the corporate team
  10. Seema Nanua in the agriculture team


Becky Hunt, an associate in the firm’s governance and risk team, has also been promoted to the role of senior legal counsel.

Tim Richards, Michelmores’ managing partner, said: “I am very proud to announce our new partners and senior associates and congratulate them all on achieving this significant milestone in their career. Each colleague has demonstrated their ongoing commitment to the firm, as well as our ambition and values. I look forward to seeing the impact that their drive and energy has at Michelmores.

“This year we have made another positive step forward towards reaching gender parity within the partnership, yet there is still work to be done.  We remain committed to fostering an inclusive culture and one of the ways we can achieve this, is to continue to improve the gender balance across our firm.”