Furley Page rounds off 2022 with raft of promotions

Jeremy Licence

Managing Partner & Head of Real Estate

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December 6, 2022

Leading south east law firm Furley Page has announced the promotion of four talented lawyers, building on the firm’s strong performance during 2022.

From 1 December, Associate Melanie Christodoulou has been promoted to Senior Associate, while Solicitors Megan Bennie and James Jones have been made Associates.

Melanie Christodoulou qualified as a solicitor in 2016 and is a member of Furley Page’s highly-regarded Private Client team. She advises on lasting powers of attorney, will drafting and succession planning, administration of estates and trust creation, and specialises in estate planning and administration with a cross-border element, with a specific focus on France.

Megan Bennie joined Furley Page’s Family Law team in 2021, and advises clients on all aspects of relationship breakdown, whether divorce or separation, including in relation to civil partnerships, and deals with issues such as the appropriate division of finances.

James Jones joined Furley Page’s Commercial Real Estate team in 2020 having trained and worked at another well-known Kent law firm. James has experience acting on a wide range of different real estate transactions, including both residential and commercial sales, purchases, transfers, new developments, grants of leases, lease extensions, surrenders, refinancing, Easements and park homes.

Jeremy Licence, Managing Partner at Furley Page, said: “These latest promotions are richly deserved and reflect each lawyers’ commitment to providing the highest quality service for our clients. This move significantly strengthens the expertise within several key teams, each of which is recommended by national independent legal guides, The Legal 500 and Chambers UK, while also recognising the experience of our lawyers and the expertise they can provide.

“Furley Page has a strong track record of developing its staff and these promotions clearly demonstrate that we offer great opportunities for career progression across the firm. Our Associates and Senior Associates can be the Partners of the future, and we want to keep developing career paths and opportunities that attract and retain top legal talent to ensure the firm continues to go from strength to strength.”