Ellisons Solicitors celebrates fostering talent within, as it promotes 11 colleagues across its offices in Essex and Suffolk.

Seven lawyers have been promoted to the position of Associate, one Associate promoted to Senior Associate, while three Senior Associates have been made Partners.

The promotions cover a variety of sectors, ranging from commercial property and residential conveyancing to insurance litigation and family law. The success of each promoted colleague underscores Ellisons’ strong focus on developing specialist talent within the firm and the wider service offering to its clients.

The three new partners – Joe Brightman, Ceri Rogers and Ian Seeley – are all members of Ellisons’ Dispute Resolution team, highlighting the firm’s broad capabilities within this service area.

Joe Brightman joined Ellisons as a Property Litigation Solicitor in 2014 and specialises in all aspects of contentious commercial and residential property issues and landlord and tenant disputes.

Ceri Rogers has been with Ellisons since 2005, having trained with the firm. Ceri has extensive experience in both commercial litigation and contentious probate matters.

Ian Seeley joined the firm in 2018 as an Associate. Ian is an experienced contentious construction and regulatory solicitor with a broad mix of public and private sector experience.

Managing Partner, Guy Longhurst said: “2020 has been an extraordinary year and we are delighted to be able to celebrate (at a social distance/virtually) the successful promotions applications.  They have worked so hard and we are proud of them all. As one of the longest established law firms in our region, we invest heavily in developing colleagues’ talents and specialisms, as well as creating first-class career opportunities. I would like to congratulate everyone upon their success.  The calibre of all of those promoted, means the firm’s future is in safe hands!”

The full list of promotions is as follows:

Solicitor to Associate:

Associate to Senior Associate:

  • Rebecca Hempstead, Residential Conveyancing

Senior Associate to Partner:

  • Joe Brightman, Property Litigation (Dispute Resolution)
  • Ceri Rogers, Commercial Litigation and Contentious Probate (Dispute Resolution)
  • Ian Seeley, Construction & Regulatory (Dispute Resolution)

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