Devonshires trio promoted to partner

We are delighted to announce that we have promoted three lawyers to partner, taking the total number of partners at the firm to 41.

Medical negligence specialist Karen Cathcart and housing solicitors Lee Russell and Mark Foxcroft have been made partners in the latest round of promotions.

Karen works across all areas of medical negligence but specialises in dealing with surgical errors, misdiagnosis of illnesses including cancer and birth injuries. She is recommended in the Legal 500, which describe her as a ‘fantastic solicitor’.

Lee and Mark both advise on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious housing and property litigation matters, primarily for local authorities and registered providers.

Lee was one of the first solicitors to qualify as part of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s fully qualifying law degree – combining undergraduate and postgraduate legal studies in one. Lee advises on all aspects of housing management and property litigation and has a background in mental health, safeguarding and capacity – advising on associated regulatory matters, including healthcare providers under CQC regulation.

Mark also conducts general property litigation, which includes work involving both residential and commercial properties. Prior to joining Devonshires, Mark worked as a legal adviser at Southern Housing Group, a G15 housing association.

Philip Barden, senior partner at Devonshires, says: “Karen, Lee and Mark are very talented young lawyers who deliver hands on, efficient client services and have built business by understanding their client’s needs and consistently meeting them; so we are delighted that they have agreed to join the partnership. In these times, to be looking after our younger lawyers – and I am pleased to say expanding – is everything and reflects on years of hard work. We have kept our salaries intact, not reduced hours and looked after our clients and our people; like all firms we endured a period of uncertainty but we are emerging stronger and more collegiate than ever. I am delighted to welcome them to the partnership and wish them every future success. We look forward with confidence in our ability to meet the ever changing legal landscape and deliver quality legal services.”

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