Shakespeare Martineau announces West Mids promotions

National law firm for life and business Shakespeare Martineau has announced nine promotions across a variety of teams and locations, including six in Birmingham.

Effective 1 May 2024, Simon Hayden has been promoted to partner. Simon has more than 20 years’ experience in acting for a range of property developers, landowners and occupiers but with a particular interest in development work. He has dealt with conditional and unconditional disposals and acquisitions of varying sizes and complexities, along with options, overage agreements and easements.

New legal directors include:

  • Specialist construction solicitor Laura Taylor, who advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters and works with a vast range of public and private sector clients.
  • Monica Ghai, who practises in all areas of family law breakdown, including divorce and financial remedy proceedings, as well as disputes involving children and domestic abuse.
  • Commercial and technology solicitor Stewart Argo, who advises public and private sector clients on a wide variety of issues, including commercial contracts, IT, data protection and transactional intellectual property.

Employment lawyer Danielle Humphries and Mohamed Patel in the real estate finance team have been promoted to associate.

Victoria Tester, managing director at Shakespeare Martineau, said: “It is our people who make our business and it is our clients who benefit from our investments in them, so rewarding high performance is part of our culture. We are committed to the continued investment and development of our people in the West Midlands, empowering them to provide excellent service to clients regionally and nationally.”

Shakespeare Martineau is recruiting lateral hires and teams in the West Midlands.