Nabarro managing partner Nicky Paradise is to retire from her role this summer, prompting a shake-up of the firm’s management.
At the end of this month Paradise will have completed nearly 12 years as managing partner. Senior partner Simon Johnston will take soundings from the partnership to find a successor, with the results announced in a few weeks.
Paradise, who was one of the first female managing partners in the City, told The Lawyer: “I’ve done over 11 years as managing partner and I think it’s time for someone else to have a go. I’ll be handing over during the autumn and then I’ll work with the firm on specific projects.
“Ideally I’ll be part-time, allowing me to spend more time with my family – if they’ll let me – and doing some other things.”
Johnston said: “Nicky will carry on being a partner and we’re discussing with her what role she’d like to do going forward. There are various things that it would be great for her to continue having a role in. She’s got huge value to add on lots of projects. But it’s the end of an era. It’s emotional, it’s a transition.”