Buss Murton has promoted a non-lawyer as one of four new partners at the Tunbridge Wells-based law firm.
Alex Smith, formerly a Practice Manager, has been made an Equity Partner, with the firm citing his ‘in-depth knowledge of the business’ as one of the main reasons for the promotion.
His appointment comes after the firm adopted an ‘alternative business structure’ to allow professionals with business backgrounds and non-lawyers to own a stake in the business.
Edward Walter, who joined the firm in 2014 and has over 15 years of legal experience, has been promoted to Equity Partner after heading up the Private Client Department.
Helen Batt has also been promoted to Partner in the Property Team with Melanie den Brinker becoming Partner within the Family Department.
The Managing Partner, Andrew Linton, said: “These promotions mark an important step in the firm’s growth and plans for the future.
“We are extremely proud to have such highly skilled professionals in our business.
“Not only does this show the long-standing commitment and expertise of our employees, but our desire to support all of them in continuing to build successful and fulfilling careers within our firm.”