Multiple promotions for Muckle LLP

Muckle LLP continues to reinforce its award-winning team with six new promotions, including three partners.

Charlotte Patterson-Ryan, Sarah Barratt and Chris Hook have been promoted to partner, Alex Speirs becomes a senior associate, and associate positions go to Hayden Richards and Philippa Walker.

Charlotte Patterson-Ryan is tipped as a ‘Rising Star’ by Legal 500 UK and ‘Associate to Watch’ by Chambers and Partners. She specialises in rural property and landed estates, and deals with a wide range of issues arising from diverse property portfolios. She becomes a partner in the firm’s fast-growing agriculture, estates and rural property team.

Sarah Barratt joined the firm in 2018 and, with expertise covering all manner of residential and commercial property disputes, she is recognised as a ‘Rising Star’ by Legal 500 UK. Sarah becomes a partner in the top-tier real estate dispute resolution team.

Chris Hook becomes a partner in the sports, education and charities team. He is nationally recognised by Legal 500 UK as a recommended lawyer for his specialisms, which include new charity formations, fundraising, restructures, mergers and regulatory compliance.

Alex Speirs is promoted to senior associate in the dispute resolution team, while Hayden Richards and Philippa Walker become associates in the firm’s renowned corporate and real estate teams respectively.

Jason Wainwright, managing partner at Muckle LLP said: “I’m delighted to see Charlotte, Sarah and Chris promoted to partner in recognition of their individual contributions to the firm.

“It’s fantastic to see Alex, Hayden and Philippa receive their well-deserved promotions too.

“These six promotions reflect the hard work, expertise and enthusiasm these lawyers have shown. Many of them have been with the firm for a number of years and it’s a privilege to watch them craft their careers with Muckle.

“We pride ourselves on nurturing talent from within, so recognising the commitment of homegrown talent with reward and development is very important to us at Muckle.

“I look forward to supporting Charlotte, Sarah, Chris, Alex, Hayden and Philippa as they continue on their individual paths as remarkable lawyers.”

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