Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has confirmed a number of senior promotions across its UK offices, including a new partner, a legal director and eight associates in the firm’s Newcastle office.
Will Bonas, in the private client team, has been promoted to partner. Will has many years’ experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer, which he has built upon in private client work, advising business and rural estates owners, high net worth individuals and family investment companies.
Sarah Daun, in the commercial team, has been promoted to legal director. With a particular focus and interest in the manufacturing and chemicals sector, Sarah advises her clients in relation to all aspects of the supply chain.
The new associates include David Ridley and Esther Masisi, in the corporate and commercial team; Anna Martin, Michael Wharton, Andrew Carr, Helen Coxon in the dispute resolution team; Stephanie Mallery, in the real estate team; and Sally Cooper, in the private client team.
Jonathan Blair, UK managing partner at WBD, commented: “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.”