Cripps re-elects senior partner for second term

Tunbridge Wells-based Cripps Harries Hall has re-elected Michael Stevens as senior partner for a second term following an uncontested election.

Michael Stevens
Michael Stevens

Stevens first took up the role in May 2006 when he took over Andrew Fermor, who had held the position since 1998 (30 January 2006).

During his time Cripps Stevens has helped pioneer the firm’s ‘Mexican wave’ relationship with Hogan Lovells, ensuring the firm saw a steady stream of property work during the downturn (23 February 2009).

In a statement Cripps said Stevens’ uncontested appointment for a second term was “a clear indication of a well-managed firm where the partnership and the employees have confidence in the current leadership”. Stevens will continue to focus on the strategic direction of the firm and act as an ambassador with major clients.

Commenting on his appointment, he said: “In the last couple of years Cripps Harries Hall has successfully navigated its way through the recession and we’re now looking forward to capitalising on our already strong market position working principally for businesses with significant property interests, and for high-net-worth private clients.”

In the 2009-10 financial year the firm’s turnover remained steady at £19.2m and profit rose 10.8 per cent to £5.1m.