Balfour+Manson has promoted three of its solicitors to senior associate, continuing the firm’s policy of developing its own future leaders.

James Hyams, Carolyn Jackson, and Peter Littlefair took up their new positions – in the Private Client, Clinical Negligence, and Personal Injury teams respectively – from 1 July.

Mr Hyams started his traineeship at Balfour+Manson in August 2015, and qualified into the private client team in August 2017. He covers a wide variety of private client work, including wills, adults with incapacity and estate administration, and has a particular interest in guardianships.

Ms Jackson joined the firm in March 2021 and has a decade of experience in clinical negligence. She is currently working on a number of complex clinical negligence actions. Balfour+Manson has been involved in several high-profile cases over recent years. 

Mr Littlefair joined the firm in May 2019 as an associate, specialising in personal injury work, and has since developed experience in areas including industrial disease, aviation, and group litigation, also being involved in a number of complex and high-value cases.

Elaine Motion, chairman of Balfour+Manson, commented: "I’m delighted to see James, Carolyn and Peter taking on further responsibility within the firm. Our philosophy at Balfour+Manson has always been to promote our young talent as they are the leaders of the future. With exceptional young people like these coming through the ranks, it’s clear to me that the firm’s future is very bright indeed."