Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach

01 June 2021

Payne Hicks Beach grows partnership and makes key promotions

Leading central London Law firm, Payne Hicks Beach LLP, is pleased to announce six internal promotions, including two new Partners and three Senior Associates, across the firm’s Family, Dispute Resolution and Private Client departments. Catherine Costley and Andrew Willan have been made up to Partner within the Family and Dispute Resolution practices respectively. In addition, Clare Hetherington, Klara Kronbergs, and Dean Ryan have been promoted to Senior Associate and Benedict Jennings to Senior Tax and Trust Manager in the Private Client department. These appointments are effective from 1 June 2021 and reflect the firm’s commitment to developing internal talent.

Catherine, referred to by The Legal 500 2021 as in a ‘class of her own’ is a well-respected family lawyer who advises on all aspects of private family law. She has particular expertise in divorce and complex financial matters and is regularly instructed in matters under Schedule 1 of the Children Act and in relation to private children law issues such as contact disputes. Her work is often international in nature and her experience spans jurisdictions including France, Italy, Russia and America.

Having joined Payne Hicks Beach in 2011, Andrew has acted in numerous high profile claims for both claimants and defendants in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. In particular, Andrew is highly regarded for his significant expertise in both commercial litigation and privacy and media law as well as associated areas relating to the protection of personal information including data protection, cyber security, fraud, and third party disclosure requests. The Legal 500 UK 2021 law directory in the field of Reputation Management names him as a ‘rising star’ and describes him as a lawyer ‘with far more experience than most lawyers of his age. He has great judgement and an unflappable temperament and will surely become a top partner before long.’   

The promotions of Clare, Klara and Dean to Senior Associate and Benedict to Senior Tax and Trust Manager mark well their respective skills and abilities as private client, tax and trust practitioners, and demonstrate the continuing excellence as well as the wide range of Payne Hicks Beach’s offering to private clients.

Robert Brodrick, Chair of the Management Board comments: “I am delighted to welcome Catherine and Andrew to the partnership. Their commitment to the firm over the years has been invaluable and their promotions are thoroughly deserved.  I also extend my congratulations to Clare, Klara, Dean and Benedict. Their much-deserved promotions reflect the strength and depth of our Private Client department. As a firm, we have a proud record of developing and promoting internal talent, which plays a key role in our organic growth strategy.”

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