The New Year begins at HM3 Legal by announcing 10 promotions. The double-digit promotions took effect from January 1st celebrating three new senior associates and seven new associates. This news recognises their exceptional legal expertise and providing the firm’s signature WOW service to SME business clients and individuals. The big reveal took place at the Christmas party when MD Lindsey Kidd, made the announcement and presented each colleague with a surprise envelope containing a business card showing their new title.
Three New Senior Associates
In response to her promotion Rachael Piggott was “delighted and thrilled” to receive the news. As a commercial lawyer her personable approach is recognised as well as her ability to find ‘red flags’ in contracts and terms, reducing risk and increasing legal protection for businesses. Michael Richards is “incredibly proud” of his promotion, reflecting his excellent customer care while achieving a commercial recovery success rate of 97% for clients – including recovering £2 million from outstanding invoices for one business alone. “Just incredible and a wonderful surprise” was how Wendy Randall, Probate Practitioner, received her new business card. Wendy’s promotion recognises her empathetic approach and extensive legal knowledge.
Seven New Associates
The new associates also represent various departments and office locations. Both Clare Mathieson and Safeena Ali shine as commercial property experts, as does Sara Wakefield in the residential property field. Individuals seeking an accomplished lawyer benefit from Emma Evans’s specialist family and relationship legal knowledge, and from Frances Cartwright who provides wills, trusts and probate advice. New Associate Deana Phillips assists individuals and businesses with complex employment law matters, and Sophie Bebbington applies her specialist skills to resolve commercial disputes, and contentious probate also known as contested wills.
Progression Pathways in Action
Richard Burnett, Commercial Director comments: It makes me very proud to recognise individual achievements, including beginning 2024 by celebrating our 10 latest promotions. Our Progression Pathways programme is one way we recognise talent in the business. This initiative is fine in theory yet can only succeed in practice by creating a dynamic workplace culture empowering our people to succeed.
Our vision to do law differently is based on providing WOW client service (independently recognised by the Investor in Customers gold standard accreditation), RISE Values expressing Respect, Innovate, Shine and Engage, and growing a sustainable business. I’m delighted our newly promoted colleagues are combining legal expertise with bringing our vision and values to life. This is easy to say and very hard to do, so I feel their recognition is well deserved.
Adding breadth and depth
Celebrating the most recent promotions follows HM3 Legal welcoming 13 new starters in 2023, adding breadth and depth to the Resolution and Recoveries, Employment Law and HR, and Family and Relationships teams.
HM3 Legal is recognised for its gold-standard client experience, progressive approach, extensive personal and professional training, and 1:1 employee support.
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