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Howard Kennedy promotes three Senior Associates to Partner

We are delighted to announce the promotion of senior associates Elizabeth Morley, Antonia Torr and Astrid Stanley to the partnership, as of 1 May 2020.

Elizabeth Morley is a dispute resolution solicitor with a broad practice spanning international, commercial, media and human rights matters. Her arbitration and commercial litigation experience also complements the wider work streams of the Commercial Dispute Resolution group.  Highly experienced, she was listed as both a key lawyer and a rising star in Civil Liberties & Human Rights by Legal 500 2020.

Antonia Torr established Howard Kennedy’s Immigration offering and has grown the service over the last four years, developing offerings for both High Net Worth individuals and businesses. She is also closely involved in activities to develop work from jurisdictions such as China and North America, both significant areas of growth for the firm. Antonia was listed in Chambers HNW 2019 as "Up and Coming" for Immigration: High Net Worth Individuals - UK.

Astrid Stanley is a commercial property expert acting for individuals, developers, property companies, and other investors across a wide spectrum of property development transactions. Covering the leisure, office, industrial, financial and residential sectors, she deals with a broad range of transactional matters and is a key driver of the firm’s work with institutional investors.

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Each of our new partners has already made a significant contribution to the firm and all demonstrate the values we care so much about.

Craig Emden, Managing Partner

Commenting on the promotions, Craig Emden, Managing Partner, said: "Although there is a lot of uncertainty at the moment, it is important that we continue to invest in the future. Each of our new partners has already made a significant contribution to the firm and all demonstrate the values we care so much about. Not only are Liz, Astrid and Antonia exceptional lawyers and experts in their field, they are trusted advisers to our clients and their colleagues within the firm. I am so pleased to welcome them into the partnership, we're lucky to have them.          

Promoting from within the firm is a reflection of our commitment to develop and grow our people and it is so pleasing to see this ambition realised. Achieving greater diversity in everything we do across the firm is also a priority for us, and promoting three female colleagues to partner demonstrates our commitment to this goal. It will further consolidate our position as one of the top UK law firms by partnership diversity".

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