Pinsents’ Leeds’ ladies take the lead

Monday, March 31st, 2008, 17.20
Pinsents’ Leeds’ ladies take the lead

Today was a good day to be a woman in Pinsent Masons’ Leeds office.

Three of the six women promoted to the partnership are based there, and the two corporate lawyers among them, Alison Starr and Catherine Hemsworth, comprise the entirety of the promotions in corporate.

The Lawyer tried to get in touch with Alison and Catherine today but without success. They’re probably out celebrating.

However it wasn’t such a good day for the firm’s Birmingham office, which saw just one new partner, real estate lawyer Lisa Middleton.

And it was an even worse day for the IP and TMT department, which bagged a grand total of zero.

Overall Pinsents made up three fewer partners this year compared to last year, when the firm promoted a record 20 associates. But then 17 is more than the paltry 12 the firm made up in 2006, its so swings and roundabouts really.

Pinsents has spread those promotions liberally across the UK, with the firm’s London and Leeds office winning four each, Manchester receiving two each and Edinburgh and Brum getting one apiece.

However the new partners in Hong Kong comprised the entirety of the firm’s overseas promotions. Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore and Dubai will have to wait.

Partnership prospects:
International: Hot and humid in HK
Projects and construction: Heat wave
Real Estate: Picnic weather
Corporate: Overcast but sunny in Leeds
IP and TMT: A cold day in Hell

Previous Partnership 2008 blogs.

Slaughter and May: ladies, long hours and longevity – Thursday, April 10th
Russell Jones & Walker: More to the core – Tuesday, April 8th
A&O in the Middle East: one new partner, back-up on the way – Monday, April 7th
Clifford Chance: Popham puts his money where his mouth isMonday, April 7th
Nabarro, Hunton & HosseiniFriday, April 4th
Addleshaws: managing associatesFriday, April 4th
Nabarro promotions down (under) Thursday, April 3rd
Hunton & Williams: The London eye Thursday, April 3rd
The corporate partnership: Superwomen only?Wednesday, April 2nd
Ashurst promotions: expectation management Wednesday, April 2nd
Pinsents’ Leeds’ ladies take the lead Monday, March 31st
Herbies…continued… Thursday, March 27th
Herbies shakes things upThursday, March 27th
Macfarlanes predicts a good yearThursday, March 26th
Burges Salmon talks the talkWednesday, March 26th
Trowers promotions dwindleTuesday, March 25th
Wragges’ ups the firm’s real estate profileThursday, March 20th
Olswang‘s year of change Thursday, March 20th
Camerons goes East Wednesday, March 19th
Ince & Co: happy days for men in boats Tuesday, March 18th
Freshfields refills partnershipMonday, March 17th