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Talent recognised through raft of promotions at Leeds law firm

Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has made a number of senior promotions across its UK offices, including two new partners and three new associates in the firm’s Leeds office.

Vicky McCombe and Sam Dixon have both been promoted to partner. Vicky works in WBD’s construction and engineering team; with over ten years’ experience she advises developers, local authorities, retailers, manufacturers and many others on transactional construction work. Sam works in the restructuring and insolvency team, he is a qualified insolvency practitioner and has particular experience in the education, healthcare and technology sectors.

The new associates include Beth Kalischer, Amy Galloway and Tim Barber who all work in the corporate and commercial team.

The good news in Leeds is part of a wider raft of promotions across WBD’s offices in the UK with 31 promotions which include seven partners, four legal directors and 20 associates.

Jonathan Blair, UK managing partner at WBD, said: “Congratulations to all of our new partners, legal directors and associates, who have all made fantastic contributions to our business. Their hard work, commitment to the firm and first rate legal expertise deserves to be recognised and celebrated.

“The career development opportunities of our people continues to be a high priority and these promotions signify an important investment in the future of our firm.”

The promotions bring the total number of UK partners at WBD to 132 and follow a number of senior hires across the firm with new partners Kathryn Wood (real estate, Leeds), Deborah Ramshaw (public sector, Newcastle), Jessica Tresham (construction, London and Southampton), James Radcliffe (private client, Bristol), Will Ford (private client, London) and Paul Mason (real estate, Edinburgh) joining the firm in the past few months.

Ranking in the UK’s top 20 law firms, WBD provides legal expertise on a range of sectors including financial institutions, insurance, public & government services, energy & natural resources, healthcare, manufacturing, real estate, retail & consumer, transport, logistics & infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology & life sciences, technology and private client. The firm has 27 offices across the UK and US.

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