Nabarro, Hunton & Hosseini

Friday, April 4th, 2008, 17.35
Nabarro, Hunton & Hosseini

Those that have recently been promoted to the partnership must be letting out a sigh of relief. For it will have been a tough year.

Nabarro’s Marie Scott, the only one of the five new partners to have trained at the firm, says she wondered whether her chances had gone pear-shaped when the credit crunch hit.

“It crossed my mind that it might be one reason not to make me up. But we’re a full-service firm, so that would have been short-sighted,” she said.

Hunton & William’s Dearbhla Quigley, the AIM specialist promoted in London, described the experience as “stressful”.

Getting promoted involved enduring a ‘roadshow in the US getting my face out to the partners’, she says, followed by a meeting with a 40-strong executive committee.

But with partnership under their belt, the weekend was a chance for Scott, Quigley and all the other new partners to finally put their feet up at last.

Hunton’s new partner said last week that she planned to unwind with a copy of the “The Kite Runner”, the bestseller set in Afghanistan by Khaled Hosseini.

“A little bit behind everybody else,” she adds, but then who can blame her after a US campaign trail that would put Barack and Hillary to shame.

Quizzed on her interests outside the law, Marie Scott at Nabarro says she too is a fan of fiction. And on her bedside table at the moment? A book set in Afghanistan called “The Kite Runner”.

Keep logging onto the thelawyer.com for further details of the Huntonabarro Book Club as they come in.

Previous Partnership 2008 blogs.

Slaughter and May: ladies, long hours and longevity – Thursday, April 10th
Russell Jones & Walker: More to the core – Tuesday, April 8th
A&O in the Middle East: one new partner, back-up on the way – Monday, April 7th
Clifford Chance: Popham puts his money where his mouth isMonday, April 7th
Nabarro, Hunton & HosseiniFriday, April 4th
Addleshaws: managing associatesFriday, April 4th
Nabarro promotions down (under) Thursday, April 3rd
Hunton & Williams: The London eye Thursday, April 3rd
The corporate partnership: Superwomen only?Wednesday, April 2nd
Ashurst promotions: expectation management Wednesday, April 2nd
Pinsents’ Leeds’ ladies take the lead Monday, March 31st
Herbies…continued… Thursday, March 27th
Herbies shakes things upThursday, March 27th
Macfarlanes predicts a good yearThursday, March 26th
Burges Salmon talks the talkWednesday, March 26th
Trowers promotions dwindleTuesday, March 25th
Wragges’ ups the firm’s real estate profileThursday, March 20th
Olswang‘s year of change Thursday, March 20th
Camerons goes East Wednesday, March 19th
Ince & Co: happy days for men in boats Tuesday, March 18th
Freshfields refills partnershipMonday, March 17th