Nockolds Announces Seven Internal Promotions

We are delighted to announce the promotion of seven staff members, including a new Legal Director, two Partners and four Principal Associates, as the firm continues to grow.

Alex Haddad will be taking the position of the firm’s first Legal Director. Having joined Nockolds in 2011, Alex proudly possesses a career of over 10 years specialising in commercial disputes and property litigation. Find out more about Alex here.

Mario Panayiotou and Sam Cook have joined the firm’s Partnership. Mario Panayiotou will be the Partner heading up our Residential Property Team and has been instrumental in driving this team in the London market. Find out more about Mario here.

Sam Cook of our Commercial and Property Litigation Team has a wealth of experience in a wide variety of general commercial disputes. Sam has been listed in the 2020 Legal 500 edition as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’. Find out more about Sam here.

In addition to our new Partners and Legal Director, Nockolds has appointed Joanna Sutton, Nicola Lindop, Christopher Hill and Zen Thompson to Principal Associate.

Joanna Sutton in our Employment Team specialises in employment law, assisting businesses and individuals with all types of work-related issues. Joanna is known for her approachable nature and ability to provide cost effective commercial advice. Find out more about Joanna here.

Nicola Lindop heads up our Corporate and Commercial Team in the Bishop’s Stortford office. Nicola has been with Nockolds since 2016 and advises on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters. Find out more about Nicola here.

Christopher Hill, in our Bishop’s Stortford Residential Property Team, joined Nockolds in 2019. His work encompasses the full spectrum of residential property services. Find out more about Chris here.

Zen Thompson has been with Nockolds since 2015 and is a solicitor, mediator and arbitrator in our Family Law and Nockolds Resolution Teams. Zen has been specialising in family cases for over 22 years. Find out more about Zen here.

Darren Hayward, Managing Partner, comments: ‘Despite the challenging year everyone has been working through, we are extremely proud of our continued growth as a firm. Our employees are key to our success and it is important that we recognise the efforts and hard work of our talented lawyers who ensure that our clients receive the very highest level of service and advice. We are delighted to make this announcement and congratulate them on their promotions.’