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Bermans Solicitors appoints two Partners as firm continues to grow

Bermans is delighted to announce the promotion of two Partners. Laura McMorland and James Whittaker will be taking on their new roles from January 2024.

L-R: Laura McMorland, Jon Davage, James Whittaker

Laura joined the Corporate team at the start of March 2023 from FourSynergy Group where she was head of legal transactions. Laura has very quickly become a key member of the corporate team and has led a number of notable transactions – The standout deal being lead adviser to SCG Packaging Public Limited Company on its acquisition of Law Print and Packaging Limited. Her technical expertise, direct approach and sense of humour has been warmly received by the team and clients alike.

James has been with the company since 2019 and has made a significant contribution to the success of the insolvency team over the last few years. He has also been given Legal 500 “Rising Star” status, which stated: “James Whittaker is a standout individual. He has in-depth legal knowledge and excellent judgment”.

Jon Davage, Managing Director and Head of Corporate, said: “I am delighted to announce the promotions of James and Laura. They have proven to be technically excellent, loyal and committed members of the Bermans team. I have no doubt they will achieve great things during 2024, which looks like it will be a year of significant growth for the firm. After a very buoyant Q4 in 2023 across all practice areas, the workflows and pipeline are looking very healthy for Q1 in 2024. Our focus is on the SME market in Manchester and Liverpool and we look to create opportunities and add value to all our client relationships. We are always interested in adding to our legal offering and we are looking at ways to deliver this better, including in new geographic areas.”

With the backing of MAPD, Bermans has plans to grow the firm significantly while retaining its brand and keeping in line with MAPD’s philosophy. The recent promotions are just one small part of Bermans ever growing firm. In 2023, the company saw 14 new starters join the team.