Taylor Rose MW appoints 12 new partners
Mon 9 August 2021
We are pleased to announce that Taylor Rose MW have appointed 12 new partners within the firm. All 12 individuals come from various departments across the firm, and each have a wide cross section of skills. Each partner started their journeys in a different way; some began with us as the former Jaggards whilst others joined us along the way through the mergers and acquisitions over the years.
Congratulations to the following members of Taylor Rose MW on their appointment of partnership;
- Liz Antoniou,
- Camille Bellchamber,
- Kishan Bhatt,
- Alwayne Brown,
- Diarmuid Devlin,
- Caroline Kempster,
- Ian Latimer,
- Liz Lennox,
- Helen Lobozzo,
- Sharon Macaulay,
- Nilloosha Ponnuthurai and
- Raj Sambi.
We caught up with them to ask how they feel about being appointed Partners.
“I turned up in Hove, a new patch, without any clients or agents to refer me any work. I spent the first couple of weeks knocking on doors of the local agents. I slowly started getting referrals and that’s where it all started. I am now a prominent Conveyancer in Hove and have a database of returning clients.”
“I am absolutely delighted with the opportunity of partnership with Taylor Rose MW. I feel that I can bring more to this firm in the future.”
Camille Bellchamber, Head of Professional Risk and a Chartered Legal Executive started working at Jaggards, now Taylor Rose MW 14 years ago. She completed her Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) qualification with the firm which reflects how far Camille has come during her time with us.
“I was originally a costs negotiator before moving over to the litigation team. I was recently appointed Head of Professional Risk which means identifying and mitigating risk to the firm and its insurers.”
This confirms to me that the choice I made not to go to university was the right one for me. Not having a law degree and qualifying by the ‘traditional’ lawyer route is not a barrier in today’s world
“My workload focuses on residential conveyancing matters, with a particular emphasis on providing a personal & tailored service to local home movers.”
He continued: “I especially enjoy mentoring the junior lawyers in my office to ensure that they are supported as they develop within their careers.”
“Being promoted to partnership represents an important milestone in my career. I am thrilled to be joining the partnership at a time when we have become a top 75 law firm. I am excited to contribute to the further success of the firm as we continue to grow and flourish.”
“I’ve been with the business for 11 years now. I started off as a Conveyancing Executive when were just embarking on our property arm. I have seen it grow over that time. We now have a multitude of Conveyancing Lawyers and colleagues spanning the business as well as many other discipline areas.”
“I now head up an operations role focusing on client care which includes reviews, complaints and feedback. We also collate and provide strategic information to the business to help us understand our client's experience and how we can improve.”
Helen said: “I felt a real sense of achievement learning that I had been successful in becoming Partner. I am incredibly passionate about my role and I care deeply about the business we operate. It was great to receive that recognition. I’m proud going forward to be representing Taylor Rose MW as a Partner.”
“I started on the 1st June 2020 during the first lockdown. However, due to a combination of modern technology and hard work, I hit the ground running and managed to forge really good working relationships. Remotely at first, within the civil litigation team in Peterborough and firm-wide following the merger."
"Everyone has been so friendly, supportive and great to work with.”
"I was absolutely delighted to learn that I had been nominated for partnership after such a short period of time. I was extremely proud and honoured to find out that I have been selected as a partner following the interview process. I am very excited about my new role. I am looking to building on what I have already achieved to help grow the litigation team and the firm as a whole.”
Kishan Bhatt is a Consultant Solicitor within the firm who “went straight into a consultancy role at a firm that only housed consultant solicitors.” He was previously a member of the bar and completed his training in employment, commercial and corporate work.
Kishan had to learn the art of business development early on as he has hardly been employed during his legal career.
“I joined Taylor Rose MW over two years ago prior to which I had begun developing a significant client base and started to grow my own team and I was promoted to Business Development Director at my previous firm.”
“At Taylor Rose MW, my entrepreneurial spirit continued as I brought my clients and half my team with me. I used my previous experience and development to further grow the team and attract clients.”
“I am very grateful to the directors for allowing me to continue developing,” Kishan said.
“I am truly humbled and extremely grateful to be appointed Partner at our excellent and reputable firm. It feels like a great sense of achievement. Not just for myself but particularly for the team who have journeyed with me.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank my team in particular for their dedication, success and hard work. I now look forward to growing my team further and working with additional sub-consultant lawyer’s at the firm and working hard to contribute to the firm’s continued success.”
Liz Lennox came back into conveyancing 8 years ago, after taking a 5-year career break from Property.
“I joined the Peterborough office as a Conveyancing Assistant on one of the developer teams. I worked through the ranks pretty quickly, becoming Regional Lead for the Eastern Region at the end of July last year.”
When asked about how Liz felt about being appointed partner, she said: “Slightly surreal! I came from a traditional legal background for the most part where the partner status was the ultimate.”
“I am incredibly proud to have been named Partner for Taylor Rose MW. It’s wonderful recognition of hard work and dedication. I am so pleased to be able to assist more with the meteoric rise of the company.”
“There have been many challenges along the way which I have risen to. I moved over to our Kingston office in July 2021 and now head up the office. I aim to develop our presence and build on existing successes there.”
“I feel deeply honoured to be appointed Partner at Taylor Rose MW. I am very excited about being part of our amazing firms continued success and growth in this capacity. The appointment is a recognition on many levels and just the beginning in some respects,” she concluded.
Ian Latimer started his journey with MW Solicitors in March 2018. He is part of our Personal Injury Department and acts for those making a claim following catastrophic and fatal injuries.
Ian’s personal journey in law began over 40 years ago; he qualified as a solicitor in 1982.
“I have worked for both Claimants and Defendants giving me a unique insight into how claims are conducted by both sides. I am also skilled in asbestos related claims, work-related mental illness and work-related upper limb disorder claims. I am accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers as a Senior Litigator.”
“I am delighted to be appointed as a Partner by a new and ambitious organisation, which recognises my skills and experience and greatly looking forward to an exciting future working with all my fellow partners."
Caroline Kempster also started her journey with MW Solicitors in February 2018. She has recently taken up the position of Deputy Head of Personal Injury Department alongside her appointment of Partner.
“My career in law began over 25 years ago. In that time, I qualified as a Lawyer through the CILEx, I am a Fellow and am accredited as a Senior Litigation by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.”
“I specialise in undertaking claims for catastrophically injured claimants as a result of road traffic collisions or workplace accidents. I am proud that in that time I have recovered millions of pounds in damages for injured claimants of all ages and backgrounds”
She continued,” I am delighted to be appointed as Partner. I am pleased to see my wealth of experience recognised by my colleagues. I have an opportunity to contribute more widely to the whole organisation.”
Alwayne Brown started his journey as a Paralegal in November 2011 at MW Solicitors. He then progressed to Trainee Solicitor, qualifying in July 2014 within the Residential Conveyancing Department.
“I have worked at various offices within the firm, and I also undertake some commercial property work.”
When asked about how Alwayne felt about being appointed Partner, he said, “I am elated and excited. I will continue to contribute to the success and growth of the firm whilst in this role.”
Niloosha Ponnuthurai also is a part of our consultancy model and joined the firm as a Consultant Solicitor in July 2019.
Niloosha was called to the bar in 2002 and qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and initially set up her own practice. She practices principally in leasehold law including enfranchisement, as well as acting for franchises in business agreements and commerical leases. “As a leasehold law specialist, I have the pleasure of working with colleagues from our many offices and providing on point advice quickly to both to colleagues and clients”.
“It feels wonderful to be part of this dynamic and progressive firm and I value this opportunity to work even closer with its core values and friendly team. I am looking forward to keep getting better at what we do and how we do it, and further to be recognised as a market leader.”
Congratulations to all 12 newly appointed partners on securing their new roles within the firm. We wish them all the best and are excited to see what the future holds.