Burges Salmon: ‘Business as usual’ despite exit

Chris Jackson stood down in December 2009, having succeeded Guy Stobart in May. But Morris said that, despite his sudden ­ascension to the throne, there would be no major upheaval at the firm.

“We’re evolutionary in our approach anyway, so it’s business as usual,” he said. “It’s a surprise in the sense that we weren’t expecting Chris to stand down, but it wasn’t working for him and that’s down to a combination of things. He discussed it with us and he made a decision in the best interests of himself and the firm.”

Morris stood for the role unopposed after Jackson cited personal reasons for his decision to resign.