Brabners appoints five new partners

Five new partners have been appointed at Liverpool law firm Brabners across its employment, litigation, corporate and property departments

Brabners managing partner Nike White with the five new partners


Liverpool law firm Brabners has appointed five new partners.

This represents the firm’s largest ever round of partner promotions in a single year. And bookends a period of “strong growth” that has seen it launch a new office in Leeds.

Employment lawyer Laura Darnley, litigation specialist Helen Otty, David Seddon (corporate), Helen Burns and Andrius Roos (both property) have been made partners.

Laura Darnley joined the firm in 2019 following the merger of employment law specialists HRC Law into Brabners. She advises on all aspects of immigration compliance and heads up Brabners’ specialist business immigration law offering.

Helen Otty also joined the firm in 2019, having built a reputation at DWF as a highly regarded litigator. With more than 20 years’ experience in her field, Helen’s expertise has resulted in her being classed as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ and a ‘Rising Star’ by The Legal 500.

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Also making the step up to partner is David Seddon, an experienced corporate lawyer who joined the firm as a trainee in 2011. David is a member of Brabners’ pharmacy M&A team and has established a reputation as a leading healthcare specialist.

Two members of Brabners’ award winning real estate department have also been promoted to the partnership. Andrius Roos is a non-contentious housing lawyer who joined the firm in 2009, and heads up the home ownership, plots sales and residential property teams.

Helen Burns is a property finance specialist, acting for a broad range of clients including institutional and private lenders, local authorities, local businesses, family offices and asset managers.

The five partnership appointments come as Brabners also confirms another record promotions round. It has seen 28 lawyers being promoted to associate, senior associate or legal director.

Nik White, managing partner at Brabners, said: “This record number of promotions reflects the exceptional talent we have within our firm, and our ambition to continue growing our business through a blend of lateral hiring and promoting from within.”

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