FFW names new senior partner

Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has appointed Nicholas Thompsell as senior partner.

He takes over from commercial and finance partner Jon Fife, who after 38 years at the firm moves to a part-time role in preparation for retirement.

hompsell, a former Slaughter and May associate, joined the corporate practice in 1992 and was promoted to partner the following year. He will serve an initial term of three years.

Thompsell said: “The firm is now unrecognisable in some ways from the firm I joined, but I’m pleased that, through all this growth, it’s kept the same cooperative ethos that attracted me to it.”