CC witnesses partner promotion slump

Partner promotions at Clifford Chance have plummeted, falling to 18 from 31 in the previous year. Compared with 2002-03, when nine London lawyers reached equity, this year’s round of promotions show that in the UK just four have made partner. In New York, meanwhile, one attorney joined the partnership compared with the previous year’s two. There was, however, better news from Washington DC, where two lawyers made equity after no one was admitted last year. As opposed to last year, corporate dominated this year’s promotions, with five lawyers being promoted, while in finance four were elevated. First revealed on 6 April