Peter Crossley has been formerly re-appointed as Hammonds’s managing partner following a vote on Friday (14 December).
Crossley, who took up the role in May 2005, will now remain at the head of the 185-partner firm for another three-years when his current term ends in April 2008.
“He was unanimously voted in,” said a Hammonds spokesperson on the election process that saw Crossley stand for election unopposed.
Crossley secured the post following an uncommon election in which partners’ votes were weighted differently depending on their positions on the firm’s lockstep.
As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com (22 October), Crossley declared that he would run for a second term, adding that he had a clear vision of how to take Hammonds forward.
Crossley’s first term in office has focused on Hammonds’ “one-firm” strategy, with its international offices providing the same services as its UK offering. Crossley said this will continue to be a key thrust in the firm’s strategy for the future.