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Norton Rose has re-elected Peter Martyr as its chief executive after bringing forward its election for the post by six months. Martyr will stay on for another three-year term from 1 January 2009 after an uncontested election aimed at avoiding any infighting during the economic downturn.
A Norton Rose partner told The Lawyer: “Our concentration has to be on bringing in the work, not in-house politics. We’re doing what Gordon Brown should have done – held an election and confirmed the leader before everything potentially gets messy.”
Martyr’s spell in charge has coincided with an upturn in financial performance – last week the firm announced a 27 per cent increase in turnover.
A Norton Rose spokesman confirmed that Martyr had been re-elected early, adding that the executive board felt it was a sensible decision to take.
“The board took the decision after soundings from the partnership,” said the spokesman. “It was felt that it would be beneficial to keep a steady hand at the helm in the current economic climate.”