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Partner promotions at law firm

Midlands law firm Sydney Mitchell LLP has announced that Leanne Schneider-Rose and Tracy Creed have accepted the invitation to become equity partners in the firm.

Leanne joined the firm in 2007 to develop the firm’s insolvency practice and has taken over the role of head of the restructuring and insolvency team incorporating banking and finance litigation. She also works closely with Dean Parnell on the general management and supervision of the litigation teams in the Birmingham and Shirley offices.

Tracy re-joined Sydney Mitchell in 2012, having previously trained with the firm, to become head of private client for the whole firm. She has been instrumental in growing the department, streamlining processes within the team and controlling the excellent quality of advice and service that is delivered by the private client team.

Senior partner Karen Moores said: “We are excited to have Leanne and Tracy joining the equity team and look forward to harnessing their skills further in developing the future direction and expansion of the firm.”

Leanne said: “I am really excited to be joining the equity team and adding my skills in assisting on the future direction and exploring new opportunities for the firm.”

Tracy has extensive experience in all areas of private client work including Trusts, Wills, Probate, Power of Attorney, Deputyship, Inheritance Tax planning, Estate planning and Care funding issues.

She said: “I am really pleased to be joining the equity team. I have thoroughly enjoyed building up and coaching my team over the past nine years, harnessing the many skills possessed by our private client experts.”

Sydney Mitchell LLP’s specialist teams include employment, commercial property, company and commercial services, litigation and insolvency. Private client teams include family law, residential property, dispute resolution, immigration and wills and probate, tax and trusts and personal injury.