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BERRYMANS Lace Mawer has changed its partnership constitution to formalise Paul Taylor's position as national senior partner.
A new post has been created for Taylor, giving him a co-ordinating role to help consolidate the firm's recently merged northern and southern offices.
Taylor says he has resigned from the management board to take up the post. He denies accusations that the move has left him sidelined: "I chose to resign from the management team, where I was hands on - and I remain hands on."
Partner Martin Bruffell comments: "Paul has been given ultimate responsibility as senior partner to oversee the management team. He has not been put to one side."
Although Taylor has been acting as national senior partner since July, this was not formally confirmed until his unanimous election to the post last month.
The management comprises Manchester partner Aidan Wilcox, London partner Charlotte Capstick and Liverpool partner Rodney Wilson, while Terry Renouf has been appointed as the fourth member.