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WBD Announces senior promotions at firm's Newcastle Office

Posted on 03 May 2022

WBD Announces senior promotions at firm's Newcastle Office

Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has confirmed a number of senior promotions across its UK offices, including three new Partners and one Legal Director in the firm's Newcastle office.  

Stacey Hall, Sarah Daun and Gavin Ellison have been promoted to Partner, and Liz Evans has been promoted to Legal Director.

Stacey predominantly focuses on corporate transactional work and has experience working for serial acquirers, owner-managers and investors, and has been involved in some of the region’s leading deals.

Sarah specialises in privacy law and has significant experience of drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements across the public, private and third sectors on a national and international basis, with a focus on the manufacturing sector.

Gavin has over 15 years' experience acting for trustees and employers on pensions law, working with clients on formulating and progressing benefit restructuring and transition management exercises for a combination of defined benefit, hybrid and defined contribution schemes.

Liz’s principal focus is commercial landlord and tenant work and investment property sales and acquisitions. She has experience of acting for both investors and owner/occupiers in the acquisition and disposal of commercial properties, as well as acting for both landlords and tenants on commercial lease arrangements.

Nigel Emmerson, head of WBD’s Newcastle office, commented: “I am thrilled that the Newcastle team is set to benefit from the expertise of three new partners and a new legal director.

“Working across a variety of specialisms, Stacey, Sarah, Gavin and Liz all exemplify the high level of talent we aim to attract, nurture and develop at WBD.”

The good news in Newcastle is part of a wider raft of promotions across WBD's offices in the UK including 10 partner and three legal director promotions.

Paul Stewart, UK managing partner at WBD, commented: "I am delighted to offer my congratulations to all of our new partners and legal directors, whose hard work, commitment and contribution to the growth of our business deserves to be recognised and celebrated.

“Being able to reward those who have demonstrated such passion and expertise is an absolute pleasure, and I look forward to seeing our new partners and legal directors thrive in their new roles.”