In brief: Speechlys gets new managing partner

London firm Speechly Bircham has named finance partner Mark Musgrave as successor to managing partner Mervyn Couve. Musgrave, currently a partner in the firm's private client and charity department, starts in his new role on 1 November. Couve, who steps down after four years, will act as deputy managing partner. He remains as head of the corporate department.