Law: Bevan Brittan announce further partners

Deborah Powell joins Bevan Brittan's property practice.
Deborah Powell joins Bevan Brittan's property practice.
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Law firm Bevan Brittan has today announced that a further three partners have joined its new Leeds office, bringing the total number of new partners to seven.

Joining the firm’s housing practice are Hugo Stephens and Richard Stirk, who both join from DWF where they were partners.

Our Leeds office has got off to a great start...

Duncan Weir, managing partner of Bevan Brittan

Deborah Powell joins Bevan Brittan’s property practice from Simpson Millar, where she was head of commercial property

Ms Powell will be reuniting with other former colleagues who have already joined Bevan Brittan, including Lyndon Campbell who joined the firm from Simpson Millar as a senior associate when the Leeds office opened in September.

The trio join previously recruited partners at the new office, Michael Boyd, who was recently appointed head of the Leeds office, Julie Cowan-Clark, Judith Barnes and Frances Woodhead.

Mr Stephens and Mr Stirk will link up with Ms Cowan-Clark, who they worked with at DWF. Ju

Duncan Weir, managing partner of Bevan Brittan, said: “I am very pleased to be able to announce these new appointments to our Leeds office. They are proof of the strength and depth of the team that we are assembling. We are building a joined-up team across key focus areas.

“Our Leeds office has got off to a great start with multiple new instructions from clients - and a high level of interest from lawyers seeking to join us. 2016 will be an exciting year for us as we fully embed the office and look to grow it further.”

Speaking to The Yorkshire Post earlier this year, Bethan Evans, senior partner at Bevan Brittan, said that Leeds was “really important” to the firm.

She said: “Leeds is going to be an absolutely equal player with our other offices. There’s so much happening here, we’ve got a lot of clients here already.”

Bevan Brittan is based in Toronto Square, Toronto Street, in the heart of the Leeds business district.