Senior promotions for Shakespeare Martineau private capital team

Verity Kirby, new legal director at Shakespeare Martineau


Two members of the West Midlands private capital team at law firm, Shakespeare Martineau, have been promoted to legal director.

In the firm’s Birmingham office, Verity Kirby has been promoted to legal director. Verity advises clients on matters including estate planning, trusts, powers of attorney and court of protection issues, with a particular focus on individuals and entrepreneurs. Verity has worked with Shakespeare Martineau for a number of years and is a fully-qualified STEP practitioner.

Elsewhere in the West Midlands private capital team, Helen Bowns has joined the firm’s Stratford office as a legal director. Helen is an experienced family lawyer, advising on issues involving businesses, farms and trusts, as well as on complex children issues.

Other promotions across the firm include the promotion of Andrew Gore and Jenny Keen to senior planner in the Nottingham office of Marrons Planning, part of Shakespeare Martineau; and the promotion of Alex Davidson to legal director in London.

Mary Kaye, head of private capital at Shakespeare Martineau and partner in the Birmingham office, said:

“Both Helen and Verity are highly-experienced lawyers with a wealth of experience between them on a range of private client matters. There is a real appetite for this type of work in the West Midlands and with our strengthened team, we will be in an excellent position to meet that demand and provide top-class advice to individuals and businesses in the local area.”

Helen Hay, head of HR at Shakespeare Martineau, said:

“We have a wealth of top talent at within our business and these promotions reflect that. Our people use their extensive market knowledge to add value at every turn and deliver solutions not only grounded in expert legal knowledge, but which deliver commercially too.

“Everyone at the firm has the ability to carve out their own futures and these promotions are reflective of the drive to do just that. Our business is built on the tenacity and creativity of our advisers and there is always room for progression for anyone who has the drive to do so.

“All of our recent promotions are outstanding in their respective fields and I am confident that they will continue to deliver top-class advice to all of their clients. Congratulations to all.”