Thomson Snell & Passmore announces 17 promotions across the firm

Law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore announces 17 promotions from across the firm’s departments. These include four Salaried Partners, one Senior Associate, six Associates and a range of roles across legal and business services.

Those appointed as Salaried Partner are Ben Stepney from Employment, Louise Mathias-Williams from Court of Protection, Esther Lee from the Probate team and Clare Morison from Tax Planning.

The other promotions come from across the firm’s private client, commercial and business services departments and demonstrate Thomson Snell & Passmore’s unwavering commitment to developing and recognising talent from across the firm, as it continues with its ambitious growth plans.

Joanna Pratt, Senior Partner at Thomson Snell & Passmore comments: “Huge congratulations to all on these well-deserved promotions. We are surrounded by exceptional people at every level and in every department at the firm, both in our legal practices and wider business services, and these latest promotions reflect that.

“As a firm we have ambitious goals, and having the very best people in place will be key to helping us achieve these. I feel confident that with such outstanding talent within the firm, we are in a strong position to meet them, and also to continue to offer our clients excellent service and trusted advice.”

The promotions, which come in effect from 6 June 2022, include:


Salaried Partner

Ben Stepney                             Employment

Louise Mathias-Williams           Court of Protection

Esther Lee                                Probate

Clare Morison                           Tax Planning



Senior Associate

Amy Lane                                  Tax Planning



Danielle Rogers                        Court of Protection

Natalie Butler                            Court of Protection

Charlie Wood                            Dispute Resolution

Grace Mercer                            Dispute Resolution

Kate Cairnes                             Commercial Property

Harry Golding                           Family


Senior Paralegal

Ruth Lightfoot                           Court of Protection

Sandra Hennessy                     Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury



Senior Accounts and Tax Assistant

Michelle Cricket                         Trust Management


HR Coordinator 

Georgina Sykes                        Human Resources


Senior Marketing & Business Development Executive

Cara Chilvers                            Marketing & Business Development 


Risk & Compliance Advisor

Sara Ward                                Risk & Compliance

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