Donna Holmes, of Private Legal Services, and employment specialist Douglas Mullen have been promoted to senior associate. James Monk, an employment and education solicitor, has been made an associate.

The three have been rewarded after following individual personal development plans and offering outstanding service to clients.

Romaine Thompson, Anthony Collins Solicitors’ senior partner, said: “I am pleased that Donna, Douglas and James have been rewarded for their hard work on behalf of their clients.

We are proud of the development opportunities we offer our people which contribute to our high staff retention rate. I look forward to seeing their continued progress at the firm.

Anthony Collins Solicitors is based in Edmund Street, Birmingham.

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