Law firm Muckle LLP continues to reinforce its award-winning team with five promotions, including one partner.

Stephanie Brown has been promoted to partner, Carolyn McKay and Claire Naughten have become senior associates and associate positions go to Gillian Scribbins and Sarah Farish.

Corporate lawyer Stephanie Brown is tipped as a ‘Rising Star’ by Legal 500 UK and was named Young Lawyer of the Year at the Insider North East Young Professionals Awards 2022.

She specialises in advising businesses on sales and acquisitions, private equity transactions, investments, corporate reorganisations, demergers, and general company law matters.

Carolyn McKay and Claire Naughten have been promoted to senior associates in the firm’s award-winning real estate team, while Sarah Farish and Gillian Scribbins become associates in the firm’s renowned banking and dispute resolution teams, respectively.

Jason Wainwright, managing partner at Muckle LLP, said: “As a firm, we have a strong commitment to investing in our people, and it’s a pleasure to once again be announcing such a significant list of promotions.

“The promotions reflect the hard work, expertise and enthusiasm these lawyers have shown.

“Many of them have been with the firm for a number of years, and it’s a privilege to watch them craft their careers with Muckle.

“We pride ourselves on nurturing talent from within, so recognising the commitment of homegrown talent with reward and development is very important to us at Muckle.

“I look forward to supporting Stephanie, Carolyn, Claire, Sarah and Gillian as they continue on their individual paths as remarkable lawyers.”

Muckle recently became the first law firm in the North East and Cumbria to achieve B Corp accreditation, awarded to businesses that meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

The firm was also named Company of the Year and Best Place to Work at the North East Business Awards.

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