Norton Rose hands second term to chairman Parish

Norton Rose has re-elected Stephen Parish as chairman of its LLP after a three-year term in the role.


Stephen Parish
Stephen Parish

London-based Parish, a former global head of banking at the firm, took over the position in 2009, replacing Singapore-based finance partner Paul Giles (6 February 2009).

Parish told The Lawyer when he took over that a New York base was essential for a firm that “purport[s] to be a genuinely international law firm” and predicted a US merger (23 February 2009).

He has now won a second three-year term in the role, which was created in 2002.

Parish said in a statement: “I believe that we have a fabulous platform from which we can continue to develop our business and I look forward to my ongoing participation in that growth.

“That’ll be my focus, but I shall also look forward to building on the progress that we’ve already made in relation to the people side of our business, in particular through the work that we’ve done on our various diversity initiatives.”

Global CEO Peter Martyr said: “On behalf of the partnership, I’d like to congratulate Stephen on his re-election. He has significantly contributed to our success in becoming a truly international legal practice. The partnership has appreciated Stephen’s steadiness and experience, which will continue to be valued in his ongoing role as chairman.”