Layton’s first hundred days

Within just a few months of taking the helm at Clifford Chance, managing partner Matthew Layton is making his presence felt. His radical slim-down of the management layer will be watched closely by other magic circle firms.

Clifford Chance scraps leadership elections in radical partnership overhaul

Clifford Chance to vote on slashing management committee from 16 to nine

Incoming CC managing partner vows to slim management ranks and review salaried partner lawyers

Clifford Chance elects Layton as new managing partner

CC revs up for the Layton age