Pinsents cuts promotions, projects group takes a third

Pinsent Masons

has cut the number of new partners in this year’s round of promotions, making up 17 new partners after 20 last year.

This year the firm has focused on building up its national and international spread of offices, with promotions in seven of its 11 offices.

The projects and construction group is the biggest winner, receiving six of the 17 promotions – more than a third.

The corporate, banking and construction departments received two new partners apiece, while property received three.

Managing partner David Ryan said: “These individuals have demonstrated outstanding talent, enthusiasm and a strong track record.

“It is an encouraging reflection not only on them but also on the health of our business, the strength of our reputation across a number of disciplines and our expanding international footprint.”

Pinsents will tip the 300-partner mark with the promotions, with the partnership reaching 301 members when the new partners come into effect on 1 May.

Women made up six of the 17 senior associates promoted to partner, which works out at just over 35 per cent .

Last year Pinsent Masons made up 20 partners, and made up 12 the year before that.

The promotions in full are:

Banking and Insurance
Tony Anderson
Alastair Lomax

Corporate
Alison Starr
Catherine Hemsworth

Employment, Pensions and Tax
Simon Horsfield (Employment)
Sarah Boon (Pensions)

Projects and International Construction
Simon Hobday
Neil Tindall
Melanie Grimmitt
Mark Raymont
Michael Stewart
Paul Teo

Property
Nick Shenken
Kevin Boa
Lisa Middleton

UK Construction & Engineering
Chris Hallam
Julia Maguire