In brief: Young Bland hits Eversheds top spot

National firm Eversheds has appointed its youngest ever senior partner. Adrian Bland, 40, currently deputy managing partner and head of commercial property, was unanimously elected as senior partner of the Birmingham office. He will take on the new role on the retirement of David Haggett on 1 May 1997. “I see us developing very much along current lines as a totally business-oriented firm.” Bland said. “We will be working very hard to develop our client focus.”