Winckworth Sherwood has announced the promotion of four new partners

Date: 28 Apr 2023

Vicente Luckina Bunn

Winckworth Sherwood, a law firm, announced four partner promotions including James Mabey in their Private Client practice.

James Mabey

Patti Russell, Melina Whitehair, James Mabey and Duncan McLuckie were all promoted to the Partnership on 6th April. The firm now has 70 partners and over 373 staff across its offices in London, Oxford and Manchester.

Richard Tinham, Managing Partner at Winckworth Sherwood said: “These promotions reflect the diverse strength of our business and a commitment to be a market leader in our core areas. Patti, Melina, James and Duncan have built fantastic practices and we look forward to seeing them continue to grow.” 

Patti Russell, Ecclesiastical Law

Patti acts for a wide range of church clients including charities, bishops, members of the clergy, diocesan boards of finance and cathedral chapters. She has a particular specialism in safeguarding and is also the Diocesan Registrar for the Diocese of Canterbury and the Deputy Diocesan Registrar for the Diocese of Rochester.

Melina Whitehair, Real Estate

Melina acts for both onshore and offshore investors in all aspects of commercial property, including acquisitions and disposals, financings, and all landlord and tenant matters and management work. Her clients include institutional landlords, ultra high net-worth individuals, property companies, tenants, lenders and developers.

Duncan McLuckie, Commercial Real Estate and Licensing

Duncan is one of Winckworth Sherwood’s home-grown talents having trained with the firm. He specialises in contentious commercial property matters and dispute resolution. In addition to his general practice he has particular experience in advising on the Electronic Communications Code and in respect of disputes involving large cell site portfolios on behalf of telecommunications providers.

James Mabey, Private Client

James acts for individuals, trustees and executors on a broad range of issues connected with wealth management and preservation, frequently working towards long-term objectives and advising on appropriate structures to pass wealth down generations.  His background is primarily in domestic private client work but he also has experience working for clients on international matters.

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