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Home / News and Insights / News / BDB Pitmans develops internal talent with round of promotions

Leading UK law firm, BDB Pitmans, is delighted to announce the promotion of 16 of its talented lawyers with immediate effect.

This includes two new partners in the firm’s private wealth and real estate teams – Sophie St John and Tim Barwick. Both partners will be based in BDB Pitmans’ London office and bring the total number of partners across the firm to 69.

Sophie St John acts for UK resident and international individuals, providing advice on a wide range of legal and tax issues relating to estate and succession planning, trusts, probate and lasting powers of attorney. She specialises in providing cross border advice for individuals and families with a global footprint.

Tim Barwick is a commercial property and non-contentious construction lawyer with over 25 years’ experience. With expert knowledge in property development, strategic land development, real estate finance, infrastructure and construction, he has acted for a variety of clients, including strategic land funds, local authorities, developers and private sector companies.

BDB Pitmans is also pleased to announce the following promotions:

Legal Directors:

Senior Associates:


As an organisation committed to professional development, BDB Pitmans is proud to see these individuals continue their careers at the firm. These promotions demonstrate the breadth and depth of legal advice available at BDB Pitmans and speak to the calibre of expertise on offer.

The firm is also pleased to announce the appointment of John Hutchinson as senior partner; John assumed the role on 1 June 2022.

Managing partner Andrew Smith commented:

‘I would like to warmly congratulate all my colleagues on these richly-deserved promotions which are a reflection of the importance which the firm places on developing talent across all areas.’

Senior partner John Hutchinson concluded:

‘As we enter a new financial year, we would like to thank all our lawyers for their ongoing work and their commitment to BDB Pitmans. These promotions recognise the positive contributions our colleagues continue to make to both the firm and to our clients.’

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