Brabners promotes four to partner

Preston-based legal practice Brabners has promoted four of its lawyers to partner.

The four new partners, employment solicitor Kate Venables, and Lisa Robotham, Suzanne Gregson and Josephine Morton from the housing and regeneration team, were announced as part of the firm’s largest ever promotions round. A further 24 lawyers across the business stepped into more senior roles.

Kate Venables trained at Brabners and qualified as an employment lawyer in 2005. She is an experienced employment tribunal practitioner and is a Legal 500 recommended lawyer.

Josephine Morton, Lisa Robotham and Suzanne Gregson all specialise in advising the social housing sector, with more than 45 years of experience between them. Their clients range from small housing co-operatives to national registered providers.

Josephine joined Brabners in 2009. Lisa and Suzanne both joined Brabners in 2017 with the latter having held the role of partner at a number of international law firms. Lisa has previously operated in-house at the Law Society as well as being a partner within regional firms.

"With three years of sustained growth under our belt, the opportunities for career development at Brabners have significantly increased.

Nik White, managing partner at Brabners, said: “The sheer number of people this year who have proved they are capable of taking on more senior roles in the firm is an indicator of where we are as a business and the quality of our people.

"With three years of sustained growth under our belt, the opportunities for career development at Brabners have significantly increased. It’s testament to the talent we have that so many people have been able to take advantage of those opportunities."

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