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Simmons & Simmons has announced former managing partner David Dickinson will take the reigns from Janet Gaymer as senior partner.
Dickinson, the current head of the international banking group, will take up the new role on 1 July.
He won the majority support of the partnership on a manifesto based on delivering the firm’s strategy and working to build important client relationships.
“I see my role to help my colleagues strengthen and deepen relationships with our existing clients,” he said. “I also intend to continue with initiatives that help the firm attract and retain the best people.”
Dickinson takes over as senior partner from Janet Gaymer, who has been appointed to the position of Commissioner of Public Appointments in England and Wales.
Simmons & Simmons partners recently gave the go-ahead to a major push on its international dispute resolution practice in a bid to attract big-hitting clients from the banking and energy sectors.
The global partnership-endorsed objectives also include significantly expanding its offices in Germany and Spain during the next year and exceeding a profit per equity partner of £500,000 within the next three years.