Winckworth Sherwood replaces senior and finance partners

Winckworth Sherwood has elected new senior and finance partners while handing another term to managing partner Roger Fitton.

Charities lawyer John Rees has been chosen as senior partner while corporate lawyer Richard Tinham as finance partner. Fitton has ben re-elected after his ten years at the helm.

Fitton leads the firm’s development and regeneration practice. He focuses on large-scale urban regeneration projects, mixed-use schemes for house builders, housing associations, local authorities, charities and residential developments.

Rees, who is also a Church of England priest and acts as legal adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury, focuses his practice on charities and social enterprises, the Church of England and education. He replaces Keith Jenkins, who had been senior partner since 2010.

Tinham, who leads the commercial and corporate departments at the firm, takes over from Andrew Murray, who has been finance partner since 1996.

Both Murray and Jenkins resigned from their positions.

The firm’s turnover was £22.9m in the 2011/12 financial year, a rise of 14 per cent from the previous year, which can be attributed to its lateral hires strategy and to property, which represented 34 per cent of 2011/12 turnover. Litigation contributed 45 per cent of turnover.