‘Super six’ promotions at Ellis Jones Solicitors

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PICTURE: LIFT OFF: LIFT-OFF: Ellis Jones Solicitors has made six promotions to start the new year. From left are new Partner Andy Kirby, new Associate Georgina Emmerson, Managing Partner Nigel Smith, new Associate Tim McMahon and new Associate Conor Maher. Not pictured: new Senior Associate Jennie Hedges.

A Dorset law firm has rewarded rising stars in what it has called a ‘super six’ promotions boost.
Ellis Jones Solicitors announced the appointments as it continues to develop talent from within.
Andy Kirby who specialises in wills, trust and probate, has become the first non-lawyer partner in Ellis Jones’ history. An accountant by profession, he has been with the firm six years, with 25 years in the legal sector.
Jennie Hedges, who has more than 20 years’ conveyancing experience with particular expertise in shared ownership and Help to Buy, has become a senior associate.
There were promotions to associate positions or Conor Maher, Georgina Emmerson and Rosemary Drew, who all trained at Ellis Jones, and also Tim McMahon, who joined in 2021.
Nigel Smith, managing partner, said: ‘‘We are proud to make Andy our first non-lawyer partner and the 22nd partner overall at the firm while Jennie’s promotion is another example of the fact that you don’t have to be a solicitor to progress at the firm.
‘Our new associates are the next generation of committed and talented lawyers, and I am excited to see how their careers progress.’
The appointments come as Ellis Jones was licensed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority as an Alternative Business Structure, allowing it to appoint non-lawyers as Partners and explore opportunities to grow.

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