Six new partners appointed at Thrings in record round of promotions

By Nick Batten on 5 October, 2023

Thrings Solicitors, which has offices throughout the South West including Swindon, has continued to strengthen its teams at all levels by announcing a record number of promotions.

Six new Partners have been appointed alongside ten new Senior Associates and six Associates, reflecting the firm’s plan for growth across its offices in the South and South West.

The firm’s Romsey office welcomes three new partners in Karen Perugini from the Succession and Tax team, Kate Barber from the Family team and Eve Laws from the Agriculture team. Elsewhere, Natalie Ward from the Employment team in Bristol and both Anna Shrubsole and Sue Russell from the Private Property teams in Bath and Lydney respectively are all promoted to Partner.

Five Associates from the Bristol office have been promoted to Senior Associates, including Beth Paja and Hayley Brickell (Real Estate), Joe Watkins (Corporate), Richie Rees (Agriculture Litigation) and Lucy Hodgkins (Paragon Costs). From the Romsey office, Josephine Taylor (Agriculture) and Holly Algar (Succession and Tax) are also promoted to Senior Associate, as are Rebecca Whiting (Real Estate), based in the Swindon office, and both Emma Page (Private Property) and Stephen Horton (Succession and Tax) from the Bath office. 

Rebecca Whiting,  Senior Associate, Thrings, Swindon 

The six newly appointed Associates are split between the Bristol and Swindon offices, with Bristol seeing promotions for Rebecca Stanton (Planning), Matt Cornforth (Corporate) and Ryan Small (Agriculture Litigation). In Swindon, promotions have been announced for Hannah Stretton (Family), Lorna Medcraft (Real Estate) and Conor Melvin (Corporate).

Simon Holdsworth, Managing Partner, said, “Our goal to have the best talent to act for our clients very much starts with retaining and nurturing the outstanding individuals we have. I am delighted to see colleagues continuing to excel across the firm, a fact that has been reflected by our biggest round of promotions to date. 

“This has been a fantastic past year for Thrings, and I want to congratulate the new Partners, Senior Associates and Associates on their appointments, the result of a lot of dedication and hard work, and I want to wish them every success going forward.” 

Pictured: (top of page – from left to right) Three of the new Partners, Karen Perugini, Kate Barber and Eve Laws