Shakespeare Martineau rewards up-and-coming talent with promotions  


Richard Vernon

Law firm Shakespeare Martineau promotes one person to associate and two to legal director in Nottingham, supporting their drive to nurture the hottest talent on the market.

Following the bout of partner promotions earlier in the year, it is clear that creating a path of progression for its people is a high priority for the firm. The launch of the Shakespeare Martineau Academy has played an integral role in training and developing the talented team at the firm – helping wide scale promotions to take place.

In the last year, the academy has supported over 650 people by providing a mixture of professional and personal development courses, leading to 21 people across the firm’s nine offices being rewarded with an associate or legal director position.

Promotions in the region include Beverley Smith and Richard Vernon to legal director, as well as Rebecca Stojak to associate. The promotions mark the growth of the firm’s corporate, commercial and litigation practices.

Victoria Tester, HR director at Shakespeare Martineau, said:

“Our clients are seeking advisers that are not only fluent in the law but can apply it to their businesses or personal affairs with commercial integrity. This is why the variety of courses available at the firm is so broad and includes business skills training as well as professional qualifications. There is no doubt that those who have been rewarded for all their hard work have taken advantage of the academy in order to take the next step in their careers.”

Alex Smith, partner from Shakespeare Martineau’s Nottingham office, said: “The firm’s investment in its people is very significant and it is great for clients and colleagues alike to know that we develop and have such a talented group of people. The number of promotions awarded this year is testament to the support network that the firm has in place.”

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