Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has confirmed three senior promotions in its Southampton office.

Joanna Beattie-Edwards, Carly Holt and Charlotte Bloomfield from the Southampton office have been appointed as partners.

Joanna is part of real estate specialising in energy projects and advises clients on large projects involving complex funding arrangements and development agreements, with extensive experience in maritime estate management, carrying out onshore, foreshore and offshore property work.

Carly specialises in corporate finance, advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, group reorganisations for UK and international groups, shareholder agreements, joint venture agreements and general company law.

Charlotte advises on employment law including strategic non-contentious issues, employment status and off-payroll working, agile workforces, industrial relations and all aspects of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006.

Jon Hales, head of WBD’s Southampton office, commented: “It is fantastic to see three of the Southampton team receive recognition for their dedication and expertise.

“I look forward to working alongside Joanna, Carly and Charlotte to support our clients across the region.”

The good news in Southampton is part of a wider raft of promotions across WBD’s offices in the UK including 10 partner and three legal director promotions.

Paul Stewart, UK managing partner at WBD, commented: “I am delighted to offer my congratulations to all of our new partners and legal directors, whose hard work, commitment and contribution to the growth of our business deserves to be recognised and celebrated.

“Being able to reward those who have demonstrated such passion and expertise is an absolute pleasure, and I look forward to seeing our new partners and legal directors thrive in their new roles.”