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  • Writer's picturePaul Andrews

Clarion Supports Career Progression With Promotions

Clarion is continuing to recognise and reward colleagues, this year promoting another seven associates to the position of senior associate in addition to recently appointing two partners and four legal directors.

Alexander Lehany, Kerri-Anne Ball, Oliver Barlow, Siobhan Dexter, Kate Fernyhough, Anna Lockyer and Jack Farrer have all become senior associates.

Roger Hutton, joint managing partner at Clarion, comments: “As a firm, we genuinely value our colleagues and are proud to support them as they learn and develop with us. This year’s promotions once again celebrate the up-and-coming talent within our team who also embody the Clarion culture – all of those recognised are lawyers who demonstrate excellent technical ability as well as being able to form strong relationships with clients by showing they can ‘walk in their shoes’. They have also all made a significant contribution to our continued success whether by mentoring and training junior colleagues, carrying out CSR initiatives or undertaking valuable networking."

“It is extremely gratifying to see them progressing their careers, and we look forward to continuing to provide an environment in which they can thrive.”

Since joining Clarion in 2015 to complete his training contract, Alex has become a valued member of the commercial dispute resolution (CDR) team, providing commercially focused advice and winning work through his strong technical skills.

A specialist in private wealth, Kerri-Anne is a homegrown-Clarion talent who is adept at working on complex, multi-faceted probate matters. With her organisational skills and attention to detail inspiring trust from clients, she has also helped develop paralegals in her team. She is an affiliated member of Solicitors for the Elderly and is progressing through the STEP qualification.

Oliver’s technical knowledge within the CDR team has impressed clients and colleagues, resulting in him often leading on complex matters. A great team player, he has built strong relationships within Clarion.

Siobhan works within the construction practice where she has taken on the role of trainee supervisor, helping to support and develop less experienced colleagues. Trusted by her clients, she has lots of experience of working on complex cases for several major clients and is also helping strengthen the team’s expertise in the energy sector.

An expert in real estate secured finance, Kate has been instrumental in assisting Clarion’s real estate finance team to expand the quality work it has been completing for a range of banks, as well as frequently working closely with colleagues in the banking and finance practice. With a specialism of acting for lenders on large portfolio work, she demonstrates great organisational skills and commerciality.

Over the last four years, Anna has made a key contribution to the continued success of Clarion’s costs and litigation funding team. She has independently worked on some large and complex cost management assignments, demonstrating first-class technical skills and client service.

Finally, Jack, takes on the role of senior associate in the commercial practice having established himself as a dedicated specialist on data protection and privacy issues. With his background as a commercial lawyer, he is trusted to assist the team by providing advice on wider commercial agreements.

Recently recognised at the third fastest growing law firm in Europe, Clarion last year had a turnover of almost £27m and works both nationally and internationally. It has a 300-strong team, including 32 partners.

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