Womble Bond Dickinson promotes five lawyers in Leeds

Newly merged law firm Womble Bond Dickinson has promoted two of its staff to managing associate and three to associate in its Leeds office.

Rachel Hearson, a chartered trademark attorney from the corporate and commercial services team and Rebecca Ridley, from the corporate team, have been promoted to managing associate.

The promotions to associate are Rose Smalley, an intellectual property lawyer from the corporate and commercial services team; Tom Graham, from the commercial disputes and regulatory team and Dale Armstrong, from the Residential team.

Mark Owen (pictured), partner and head of the Leeds office at Womble Bond Dickinson, said: “Congratulations to all our new managing associates and associates. We are immensely proud of the talent held within Womble Bond Dickinson and all those promoted have made a significant contribution to our firm that deserves to be recognised.”

“Our people are at the heart of what we do and we want them to enjoy long and successful careers with us. This is why we work hard to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to develop, grow and be rewarded for their success.”

The promotions in Leeds are part of a wider string of promotions nationally with a total of 20 managing associate and associate promotions announced across the firm’s UK offices.