Capsticks has set another record-breaking number of promotions across our legal and business services this year, with two equity partners, eleven salaried partners, four legal directors, seven principal associates and our Head of Talent and Diversity delivering smart growth and supporting Capsticks on our path to become go-to advisors for our clients.

Our Senior Partner, Rachael Heenan, commented:

Once again, we’ve been amazed by the extraordinary support our teams provide to organisations in our key sectors, and to each other. As we grow our expertise and market reach for the benefit of everyone we work with, it’s a real privilege to continually develop the talents of both our lawyers and business professionals.

Bringing extraordinary value to clients in the healthcare, housing and regulatory sectors, our new equity partners will provide forward-thinking advice to support our clients improve their project outcomes and best practice:

  • Lee Clarke (corporate and commercial), an expert in capital projects, procurement, construction and decarbonisation schemes
  • Kate Steele (regulatory), a leader in regulatory law, advising regulators such as the Teaching Regulation Agency, the General Dental Council, the General Chiropractic Council and the Health and Care Professions Council on their fitness to practise cases and optimising both processes and efficiency

Our eleven new salaried partners are:

  • Kate Cornelius (claims)
  • Lucy Erskine (claims)
  • Charlotte Millar (claims)
  • Jonathan Smith (claims)
  • Nicola Butterworth (employment)
  • Dylan Young (litigation)
  • Tracey Blundell (real estate)
  • Ian Brook (regulatory)
  • Anna Holdsworth (regulatory)
  • Keziah Pearson (regulatory)
  • Jenny Wood (regulatory)

All of our new partners have for many years worked with a range of the firm’s biggest clients across health and social care, emergency services and regulatory.

The firm has appointed four legal directors to support a range of the firm’s public and private sector clients:

  • Emma Kurzner (advisory)
  • Ed Mellor (claims)
  • Saira Ramadan (employment)
  • Nalton Stembari (housing and regeneration)

In addition, we have promoted seven new principal associates in our key sectors:

  • Rob Maughan (claims)
  • Javeria Rauf (corporate and commercial)
  • Rachel Shapton-Smith (corporate and commercial)
  • Lee Carroll (employment)
  • Sean Hick (employment)
  • Jonathan Lewis (employment)
  • Tom Bradbury (housing management)

In Business Services, Michelle Fox will become our new Head of Talent and Diversity to take forward our strategy to deliver positive change and become a truly diverse, equitable and inclusive business for our clients, employees and partner organisations.