Shakespeare Martineau boosts East Midlands offices with Associate Partner promotions

L-R: Jay Lutwyche, Richard Thurling, Victoria Bovington and Chris von Strandmann


Law firm Shakespeare Martineau has promoted two of its East Midlands team to associate partner, in the latest in a long line of high-level appointments and promotions at the firm.

The two new associate partners are Victoria Bovington, a commercial property lawyer in the firm’s Nottingham office, and Richard Thurling, a planning lawyer in the Leicester office. Both solicitors have over 10 years of experience in their fields and strong community ties within the East Midlands.

Victoria is well-known throughout Nottingham for her expertise in all aspects of real estate law, as well as her proactive approach in providing realistic and practical solutions to disputes. She has built up strong relationships with a host of clients, including banks, healthcare providers, pharmaceutical and life science companies.

Richard also has a distinguished track record for giving commercial and pragmatic advice to both private and public-sector clients. Whether consulting with clients or tackling claims around major developments, planning agreements, Richard is known for his approachable style and dedication towards providing the very best legal services.

Elsewhere throughout the firm, three more legal directors have been promoted to associate partner; Emma Porter and Chris von Strandmann in the London office, and Jayne Doore in the Birmingham office.

Head of development at the firm, Jay Lutwyche, said: “The firm prides itself on the ability to observe and appreciate accomplished members of the team. By continuing to both attract the best professionals from the surrounding area and also promote top talent from within, we can be assured that our team will be best equipped to handle and support our clients throughout the growing East Midlands legal scene.

“Victoria and Richard have continually proven themselves to be highly-skilled practitioners in their fields. I am more than confident in their ability to serve clients with skilful dedication.”