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DEVON solicitors Wollen Michelmore are celebrating a hat-trick of promotions. 

 Three of their associate solicitors have been made partners in the firm. 

The promotions for Amanda Bonnick, Judith Manser and Simon Bean come off the back of two recent mergers in Barnstaple and Exeter making Wollen Michelmore one of the biggest independent law firms in the West Country. The firm now has 23 partners, total staff of 180 people and annual turnover approaching £10m.   

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Photo caption (left to right): Amanda Bonnick Partner, Chris Hart Chief Executive, Judith Manser Partner, Simon Bean Partner. 

Amanda, who works in commercial property at the firm’s Exeter office, said: “I’m delighted to be joining such a progressive partnership. With the recent expansion of the firm it’s a really exciting time for the practice and I’m thrilled to be part of it.” 

Judith will now be a partner in the residential property team in Barnstaple.  

She said: “I am proud and delighted by this opportunity to join the partnership of one of the leading law firms in Devon and am looking forward to an exciting time ahead developing our presence in North Devon.”  

Simon steps up as a partner in the employment and dispute resolution department at Torquay and said: “Wollen Michelmore is an excellent and dynamic law firm that is showing strong growth through its commitment to both its clients and people.   

“It has exciting plans for the future to develop further its services and offerings across its locations and practice areas.  I am very pleased to join the partnership of such a dynamic firm at such an exciting time.” 

 Wollen Michelmore chief executive Chris Hart said: “We’re delighted to reward the hard work and skills of Amanda, Judith and Simon by making them partners at Wollen Michelmore.  They join the partnership at an exciting time as we continue to develop the reach of the firm and the services offered to clients following the merger developments this year.  Congratulations to all three of them” 

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