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Square One Law announces seven promotions

Square One Law, the UK’s fastest growing commercial law firm based in Newcastle, has announced seven promotions.

Five Associates have been promoted to the position of Senior Associate. They include, from the litigation team, Hayley Anderson and Rachael Cooper; Ashraf Ali from the corporate team, Sarah Parish from the property team and Susie Das from the employment team.

In addition, Marketing Executive Maria Brooks has been promoted to Process Development Manager and Charlotte Branch has been promoted from Business Development Executive to Marketing Manager.

Jean-Pierre van Zyl, equity partner at Square One Law, said: “Our brand continues to attract smart lawyers and excellent quality support teams and it is great to see the talent within our firm, flourishing and developing their careers with us. Everyone being promoted has made a real difference to our business by embracing our culture and putting clients first and at the heart of what they do.

Ashraf Ali said: “Since I joined Square One Law in 2014 I have gained incomparable experience working on high profile deals such as the sale of GT Group Limited to Knorr Bremse and the disposal Norchem Limited to Lexon, which created the largest independent wholesaler of drugs to independent pharmacies.

“This deal exposure alongside close mentoring support has allowed me to better understand the commercial needs of clients and deliver practical and not just legal solutions”.

Jean-Pierre continued: “We are known for attracting and retaining outstanding people able to use their commercial and legal knowledge to improve the client experience through responsiveness and service delivery so that we can sit alongside growing companies and help them develop.”

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