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Associate solicitors Johanna Hammersley and Shaun Guppy have both been promoted.

Steele Raymond LLP announces two key promotions


Leading solicitors Steele Raymond LLP has announced two key promotions as part of its commitment to recognising legal talent within the firm.

Associate solicitors Shaun Guppy and Johanna Hammersley have both been promoted to Senior Associate as part of the Bournemouth law firm’s dedicated drive to promote exceptional talent.

Commercial solicitor Shaun Guppy joined the firm in 2011 as a placement student from Bournemouth University, then went on to join the firm’s leading trainee recruitment programme in 2014 and qualified into the firm’s top tier Company and Commercial team in 2016. Shaun was promoted to Associate in 2019 and has quickly made the next step to Senior Associate. Shaun specialises in corporate transactions, demergers and commercial contracts and works with a range of businesses from start-up businesses to large corporates.

Speaking about his promotion Shaun said:

“It means a lot to me to be promoted to Senior Associate within the Company and Commercial Team at Steele Raymond.  I have always received excellent training, support and guidance throughout my six years at Steele Raymond, not just from the Partners and colleagues within my team but from the firm as a whole, and I am excited to start this next chapter and help to continue to provide the excellent service that the firm delivers to our clients.”

Johanna Hammersley, an experienced pension property investment solicitor joined the firm in 2018 and works in the firm’s specialist SIPP and SSAS Pension Property Investment Team. Johanna specialises in acting for pension trustees in the acquisition, disposal and leasing of commercial properties by Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) schemes and Small Self-Administered Schemes (SSAS).

Johanna also has considerable expertise in more general commercial property work, acting for investors and occupiers in connection with all aspects of commercial property ownership and occupation.

Johanna said:

“I’ve really enjoyed being part of Steele Raymond’s substantial growth over the last two years. I’m delighted to have received this promotion and look forward to continuing my journey with some exciting times planned with the firm.”

Steele Raymond Managing Partner Peter Rolph said:

“We have always remained committed to recognising and promoting talent within our firm. Our people are the most important asset of our firm, and it is vital that they all have the opportunity to fulfil their careers alongside our growth plans. We invest in our teams and are delighted that Shaun and Johanna have both been recognised for their outstanding contributions in all aspects of the firm.”

For further details on developing a career at Steele Raymond please visit our Careers with Us page or contact Natasha Boyland on 01202 294 566.

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