Payne Hicks Beach
Payne Hicks Beach

13 June 2014

Four Promotions for the Payne Hicks Beach Family law department

Leading Central London law firm Payne Hicks Beach is pleased to announce four promotions in its renowned Family team. Matthew Booth and Ian Connell have been promoted from Associates to Partners, and Vicky de' Sanna and Andrew Tose have been made Associates. These promotions are effective from 1 June.

Matthew Booth joined Payne Hicks Beach on qualification in 2005. His practice encompasses a range of family matters arising from the break-down of marriage or cohabitation, and private children matters.

Ian Connell has extensive experience in cases with international elements. Ian previously practised as a specialist family lawyer in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. He regularly advises in cases with complex business issues and pre-nuptial agreements.

Andrew Tose trained at Payne Hicks Beach and joined the Family department on qualification in 2007. Andrew's practice focuses on family law relating to the breakdown of marriage or cohabitation.

Vicky de'Sanna joined Payne Hicks Beach in 2002 and is a dual qualified Italian lawyer. Vicky has particular expertise in international cases and her practice ranges from divorce, to pre-nuptial agreements and cohabitation.

The promotions come soon after the arrival of consultant Rebecca Cockcroft and associate Catherine Costley, who joined the Family department from Penningtons Manches LLP.

Peter Black, Managing Partner, commented:

"These promotions are a reflection of the ongoing success of Payne Hicks Beach's renowned Family department, which continues to go from strength to strength. Ian, Matthew, Vicky and Andrew are excellent lawyers and great assets to the firm. Their promotions are richly deserved and I wish them all the best in their new roles."

Notes to Editors

Payne Hicks Beach has 60 lawyers and provides specialist legal services to private and commercial clients.
The firm has a reputation for handling complex problems. We provide solutions that are incisive, straightforward and creative.

The structure and commitment to outstanding client service means that all our specialist advisers work closely with each other to deliver seamless advice across their practice areas.

For more information

Helen Scott, Byfield Consultancy,
Clementine Travis, Byfield Consultancy,


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