Six Director Promotions at Dickinson Dees
22 May, 2012
Dickinson Dees has announced six promotions to director at its Newcastle and Leeds offices.
The promotions range from across the firm’s intellectual property, corporate and commercial, charities and property departments. They include: Mark Casey (banking), Victoria Hunter (commercial), Will Sander (Intellectual Property – IP), Emma Moody (charities), Carlyn Easterbrook (corporate recovery), David Towns (agriculture).
Mark Casey, who joined the firm in 2007 and is based at the firm’s Newcastle office, said: “Being promoted to director recognises the contribution we have all made to the firm during our time here. I’m looking forward to continuing to develop the role I have in our banking team, working across our offices in Newcastle and Leeds.”
Will Sander joined the firm in 2005. Since joining Dickinson Dees, he has become the only jointly qualified solicitor and trade mark attorney in the North East, having completed his additional qualifications last year. Speaking of his promotion, he commented: “Dickinson Dees has a thriving IP practice and I am delighted to be taking an increasingly prominent role within both the team and the firm more generally.”
This year’s round of promotions comes at a busy time for the firm as it continues to invest in the business with the aim of becoming one of the country’s leading law firms. The last four months has seen the firm appoint two new partners to its commercial disputes and property teams in Leeds, as well as a director to its commercial practice. Further appointments will follow. The firm has also recently promoted Tracy Walsh to partner in the firm’s pensions team in Newcastle.
Speaking of this year’s round of promotions, John Marshall, the firm’s senior partner, commented:
“It is always with great pride that we announce our promotions. It is important to reward high calibre lawyers that have made an outstanding contribution to the business. These are all lawyers with very bright careers ahead of them and I’d like to congratulate each of them on their achievement.”
The promotions took effect on 1 May and range across the firm’s two offices in Newcastle and Leeds.