Multiple promotions at Weightmans

Law firm Weightmans promotes 12 people to partner and 10 to legal director including a number at its Liverpool headquarters

Victoria Wright
Victoria Wright, a partner at Weightmans in Liverpool


Liverpool law firm Weightmans has announced the promotion of 22 people to partner and legal director positions.

Based in Old Hall Street in Liverpool city centre, Weightmans is a top 45 UK law firm, employing more than 1,300 people. It also has offices in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leicester, Newcastle and London. 

It has promoted 12 new partners from May 1 across five offices. They are:

  • Richard Briggs – healthcare – Birmingham
  • Jenny Byfield – finance – Liverpool
  • Josh Conroy – litigation – Manchester
  • Tania Derrett-Smith – family – Birmingham
  • Seray Kitchingham – corporate/commercial – London
  • Nick Newman – employment – Leeds
  • Ian Pace – employment – Manchester
  • Dan Rutherford – police – London
  • Jeff Turton – motor – Liverpool
  • Richard Vaughan – property – Birmingham
  • Matthew Wilson – litigation – Liverpool
  • Victoria Wright – casualty – Liverpool

The 10 legal directors, also promoted from May 1, are based across four of Weightmans offices. They are:

  • Jill Dalkin – litigation – Newcastle
  • Wendy Fox – large loss – Liverpool
  • Cath Hendy – corporate – Manchester
  • Sarah Knight – regulatory – Birmingham
  • Jessica Kraja – litigation – Manchester
  • Lisa Spencer – healthcare – Manchester
  • Maryam Storr – healthcare – Birmingham
  • Tony Sullivan – large loss – Liverpool
  • Lisa Watson – disease – Birmingham
  • Joanne Williams – litigation – Manchester


Jeff Turton
Jeff Turton, a partner at Weightmans in Liverpool


Managing Partner John Schorah said: “We are delighted to announce these promotions following another year of disruption due to COVID. All our people, not just those promoted, have worked incredibly hard in challenging times to maintain the quality and exceptional levels of service our clients come to us for.

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“I would like to congratulate our new partners for their achievement, with some of them being with us right from the beginning of their careers. Their focus on the client, support for each other and maintenance of high standards, is integral to our success, and I know that they will continue to work hard to deliver creative solutions and results.”

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