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Promotions at Greenwoods GRM

news / 06 May 2020

Adele Whaley is promoted to Partner in our Disputes team.

Emily Pumfrey becomes a Senior Associate in Real Estate.

Sarah Wheatly is promoted to People Director.


In the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are delighted to announce a number of promotions which reflect the fantastic contribution these individuals make to Greenwoods GRM.


We are especially pleased to announce Adele Whaley’s promotion, as she began her career with us 15 years ago as a trainee solicitor.  Talking about her promotion she said: I am delighted to have been appointed as a Partner.  I am looking forward to helping to ensure the continued growth of Greenwoods GRM LLP and, in particular, the Disputes Team – building on the high-quality legal services we deliver to our local, national and international clients.”


Emily Pumfrey joined us as a newly qualified solicitor in October 2014, Emily said: “I am delighted to see my hard work over the past few years recognised and supported by the firm. As well as being a member of our well-regarded real estate team, I’ve been working hard to establish myself as an agricultural specialist. My promotion to Senior Associate will help me to build on this momentum and compliments my role as Agriculture sector lead. Above all, I’m looking forward to becoming further involved with understanding our clients’ business needs and working closely with my excellent colleagues on future projects.”


Sarah Wheatly joined Greenwoods GRM three years ago after working in HR for media and publishing organisations.  Leading the HR department has been more important than ever in the current climate. She said: “I think now more than ever we are seeing just how quickly the world of work can change.  It is so important that we continue to challenge how we work and how we learn, so our working practices help us to be at our most productive for our clients and that we also work in a way that supports our wellbeing.”


Managing Partner, Robert Dillarstone said: “We are thrilled to highlight these fantastic achievements. We are fully committed to developing our firm and the individuals within it regardless of the current climate.  Pulling together and supporting one another is at the forefront of our efforts and has always been part of our core values. Just one of the many reasons that make Greenwoods GRM a great firm to be part of.  And we are recruiting, visit our website to for current vacancies.”

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