Blacks Solicitors promotes key duo

Blacks Solicitors has promoted two of its team members.

Tom Moyes, a partner in the employment law team, and head of IT Mark Downs have been promoted to equity partner and partner, respectively.

Moyes has been with Blacks his entire legal career. He qualified as a solicitor in 2009, before becoming a partner in 2015.

He advises clients on a range of employment law issues, including disciplinary hearings, employment tribunal litigation, restructures and settlement agreements.

Downs joined Blacks in 2015 as head of IT. With extensive experience in delivering IT solutions for the legal sector and specialist skills in development, project management, and process improvement, he has worked closely with the senior management team at Blacks over the past four years to improve the firm’s systems and deliver tangible improvements for its clients.

Commenting on his promotion, Downs said: “It means a lot that employees such as myself who work behind the scenes are celebrated, and I look forward to continuing to support the firm in my new role.”

Managing partner Chris Allen is extremely proud of the dedication shown by the Blacks team. He added: “It is really important that we celebrate everyone that contributes to the success of the firm, so the promotions of both Tom and Mark are thoroughly deserved.”

“They have both proven themselves through their hard work, loyalty, and commitment and we are really pleased to be able to reward them for their numerous achievements.”

Pictured: Tom Moyes and Mark Downs