Birmingham-based law firm, Emms Gilmore Liberson, has announced the promotion of three additional partners from across its practice as it prepares for further growth.
Emms Gilmore Liberson (EGL) has appointed Richard Cooper, Beth Margetson and Jon Start as partners. It follows the appointment of Jonathan Wright as partner in January, bringing the firm’s total number of partners to eight.
Richard Cooper is a commercial and property litigator who joined EGL in 2016.
Beth Margetson joined EGL’s commercial property team in 2013. She advises on a range of energy and mixed-use development projects.
Jon Start has been appointed a partner of EGL after joining the firm’s corporate services team as an associate in 2015. A specialist in corporate law, including mergers, acquisitions and disposals, he becomes one of the youngest lawyers to be promoted to the position of partner in the West Midlands.
Richard Cooper said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as a partner at EGL with Beth and Jon. This is an expanding practice with a winning mentality and a can-do, service-orientated culture that has seen consistent growth since its formation. EGL has built a reputation for actually delivering what it promises – practical, commercially aware advice, not merely options – that sets us apart from many of our competitors. With Beth and Jon, I look forward to an exciting future as we help to take the firm forward with our partners and clients.”
Stephen Gilmore, one of the founding partners of EGL said: “We are pleased to have brought on board these three ambitious, dedicated and hugely talented lawyers to the partnership. Richard, Beth and Jon have consistently excelled in their legal service delivery; they live the firm’s values, particularly as regards service to our clients, and their respective skills and expertise complement and strengthen our business.”