Pinsents promotes 13 in first post-merger round

Pinsent Masons has made up 13 new partners in its first round of promotions since merging with McGrigors on 1 May, with two new members coming from the legacy Scottish firm.


David Ryan
David Ryan

The firm has also made 12 lawyers up to legal director, with four new directors coming from the McGrigors side of the business.

In 2011, the firms made up 11 partners between them, with Pinsents making up five and McGrigors promoting six (7 October 2011).

Six of the new partners this year specialise in infrastructure matters, while three focus on energy. Among the new batch of members are two financial services lawyers and two technology experts. The appointments all took effect on 1 May.

In terms of geography, the London office was the most heavily represented, with eight new partners. Two new partners were made up in the Birmingham office, while Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Leeds each got one new partner.

In a statement, managing partner David Ryan said: “The combined firm will continue to nurture and invest in talent, ensuring that we have the capability to support our clients around the world. All of our successful candidates should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

Nabarro, meanwhile, has announced that it has made up just one partner, Sheffield-based employment lawyer Tracey Marsden. Last year the firm made up five partners. In addition to the partner promotion, Nabarro has also promoted one associate to managing associate and 10 associates to senior associate.

Pinsent Masons’ new partners are:

Edward Stead, London (corporate)
Hannah Brader, London (corporate)
Neil Black, Birmingham (financial institutions and human capital)
Nick Stones, Birmingham (financial institutions and human capital)
John Williams, Leeds (construction advisory and disputes)
Shy Jackson, London (construction advisory and disputes)
Sam Boyling, London (construction advisory and disputes)
Kevin Joyce, London (construction advisory and disputes)
Richard Griffiths, London (property, planning and environmental)
Clare Murray, London (strategic business services)
Richard Twomey, London (litigation and compliance)
Shirley Allen, Aberdeen (projects – legacy McGrigors)
Gillian Frew, Edinburgh (projects – legacy McGrigors)