Two lawyers who joined law firm Sintons as trainees have been made partners.
Laura Peace and Adrian Dye joined the Newcastle firm as graduates in 2002 and 2004 respectively. Now, after more than a decade with Sintons, they will be promoted to partner as of February 1.
Sintons now has more than 250 employees, including 29 partners, and last year took on 27 new recruits.
Peace is a real estate lawyer who works in the acquisition and disposal of commercial property, secured lending and landlord and tenant work. She is also part of Sintons’ healthcare team.
Dye specialises in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. He is part of the firm’s specialist pharmacy team, and has expertise in the energy and renewables sector.
Phil Ridley, practice director at Sintons, said: “From starting out as trainees with us, Laura and Adrian have gone on to become outstanding lawyers, highly regarded in their field of expertise. We invest heavily in developing all of our people at Sintons, and it is very pleasing to see people who joined us as trainees go on to secure partnership.”