North West law firm Brabners has promoted Matthew O'Brien to partner in its property team as part of its latest annual round of promotions.
O'Brien joined the firm in 2003 as a trainee. He acts for investors, landlords and tenants from across the commercial property sector and specialises in transactions in the industrial and logistics sector.
Promoted to senior associate were Susan Thackeray, property; Colin Bell, intellectual property; Adrian Rogers, corporate and insolvency; Nicola Soden and Simon Bloch, employment; Claire Brown and Philip Parker, litigation; and Stuart Baird, sport. Chris Pavlou employment; Thomas Starkey, housing and regeneration; and Glyn Lancefield, litigation, became associates.
Mark Brandwood, Brabners' managing partner, said: "All 12 promotions are well deserved. They are all outstanding lawyers who have made an invaluable contribution to the firm's success and we are delighted to recognise their dedication, hard work and commitment to exceptional client service."