Ashurst carries out secretarial review with 80 jobs at risk

Ashurst is carrying out a review of its business services function, scrapping the position of executive assistants to bring in a new business services role of “practice executive”. This move puts 80 secretarial roles in London at risk. There will be 35 practice executives and four team leaders in London, covering a broader line of […]

Ashurst beats 40% gender diversity target in 2018 promotions

Ashurst has surpassed its 40 per cent target for female promotions, with women making up 58 per cent of the lawyers in this latest promotions round. This is a substantial difference from the firm’s 2017 round, when just four women were made partner out of a headcount of 19, averaging at 20 per cent. In 2014, […]


Ashurst (previously Ashurst Morris Crisp) is an ancient firm – the one from which Slaughter and May sprang. It’s also the only law firm with a ballad written about one of its founders by a Beatle (George Harrison’s Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp). Very corporate-led from the start, the firm had a major public company […]


Ashurst launches search for next MP as Collis returns to finance team

Ashurst managing partner James Collis has revealed he will step down from the top job when his term ends in May, with the firm launching a search for his successor this week. Collis will return to Ashurst’s finance practice having completed a four-year term as managing partner. He was appointed to the position in March 2012, replacing Simon Bromwich […]

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Ashurst wins Abertis mandate as A&O leads for Aimco

Ashurst’s London office has won its first ever mandate for Spanish conglomerate Abertis Infraestructuras, as the company bought an interest in Chile’s Autopista Central toll road from Allen & Overy (A&O) client Alberta Investment Management Corporation (Aimco). Spanish-listed Abertis Infraestructuras approached Ashurst partners Tom Mercer and Nick Rainsford in the first deal the firm has done […]

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