International law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has confirmed a number of senior promotions in Southampton, including three new managing associates and one new associate.

Amy Prime, in dispute resolution, and James Macmillan and Amie Kelsall, in real estate, have been promoted to managing associate. Meanwhile dispute resolution lawyer Jenny Gibbs has been named associate.

Amy works in WBD’s commercial dispute regulatory team and has experience in a broad range of contentious matters. Amy also plays an active role in the delivery of innovation across the firm, supporting WBD’s ambition to become a market disruptor by providing outstanding client service delivery through innovation. Last year Amy led on the creation and implementation of WBD Clarity, a safe and secure online solution aimed at delivering a cost-effective response to manage data subject access requests. The initiative was recognised at last year’s FT Innovative Lawyers Awards.

James works in the operational property team and advises large retail occupiers in managing their real estate portfolios as well as investors in their full property life cycle, from acquisition and management of the asset through to disposal. James is also experienced in the secured lending process over real estate portfolios from acquisition to re-financing.

Amie advises clients on real estate requirements and specialises in investment work throughout the whole life cycle of the asset. Amie has significant experience dealing with acquisitions and disposals of high value multi-let investment assets, sale and leasebacks and asset management across key sectors as well as the real estate aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Jenny works in WBD’s commercial disputes and regulatory team and has experience in commercial dispute resolution in the energy and technology sectors. She also specialises in data protection and cyber security disputes.

The good news in Southampton is part of a wider raft of promotions with 28 promotions announced across WBD’s UK offices. Last May, the firm also announced 13 partner and legal director promotions, including three new partners based in Southampton.

Paul Stewart, UK managing partner, said: “We want our people to enjoy long and successful careers with us and we work hard to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to develop, grow and be rewarded for their success.

“Congratulations to all of our new associates and managing associates on their well-deserved promotions. They have all made fantastic contributions to our business and their talent, expertise and excellent client service deserves to be recognised.”

Ranking in the UK’s top 20 law firms, WBD has a large office in Southampton.