Ellisons Solicitors has promoted ten lawyers, three to Partner and seven to the position of Associate – a record number of promotions in the firm’s long and established history. The new Partners and Associates have been promoted from a variety of sectors, illustrating the firm’s focus on increasing specialism and expertise, as well as reflecting Ellisons’ continued growth.
Lisa Dawson and Scott Porter, based at Ellisons Colchester, along with Gina Westbrook, based at Clacton-on-Sea, are all promoted to the position of Partner.
Lisa joined Ellisons as a trainee in 2002 qualifying into the family department in 2004. Lisa is renowned to be able to advise upon a broad spectrum of family law matters using her high level of experience and her specialist accreditation with Resolution. She also chaired Ellisons internal Influence Group which seeks to gain views and feedback from all staff on internal matters.
Scott Porter, an Insolvency and Debt Recovery solicitor, joined Ellisons in 2016, having worked previously for a large litigation firm in London. He works within the Dispute Resolution team and is the lead contact for all business recovery and insolvency matters. His clients include large corporate entities, financial services firms and banks, insolvency practitioners, accountants, private companies and individuals.
Gina Westbrook first joined Ellisons in 2008 and was promoted to the role of Associate in 2015. She specialises in all aspects of private client work and is also a ‘Dementia Friend’, learning more about what it’s like to live with dementia, and turning that understanding into action. She has excelled in meeting and exceeding client expectations, and this has resulted in Gina’s promotion to Partner.
Further promotions in Colchester include Chloe Baldwin (Private Client), Imogen Dodd (Private Client), Rebecca Hempstead (Residential Conveyancing, Private Client) and Linda Osborne (Private Client) who have all become Associate.
The Ipswich and Clacton-on-Sea offices have also experienced promotions with Catherine Frost (Private Client) and Katie Mayes (Private Client) from Ipswich, and Karen Healy (Residential Conveyancing, Private Client) from the Tendring branch all being promoted to Associate.
Managing Partner, Guy Longhurst, said: “Ellisons is proud of the excellent service it offers to its clients, and these promotions, a record number this year, recognise the hard work of all who have been promoted and the continued expansion of Ellisons. We are delighted to welcome Lisa, Scott and Gina to the partnership and are confident they along with all the new Associates, will contribute positively to the firm’s future growth and success through our offices in Colchester, Ipswich, Chelmsford and Tendring.”