Norton Rose makes up record numbers

Norton Rose has made up 23 senior associates to its partnership, breaking last year’s record promotion round by one.

Following the trend of the past three years, the corporate and banking practices have been the big winners, with 10 and six being promoted respectively.

Dispute resolution saw its biggest increase in four years with three made up to the partnership.

Competition also gained four new partners, while tax and employee benefits will both see their practices grow by one when the senior associates are promoted on 1 May.

London was again the centre of the internal promotions with 11, almost half of the senior associates.

Dubai had the second-largest intake, with three being made up to bolster its numbers.

Amsterdam and Singapore gained two partners each, while Hong Kong, Athens, Paris and Brussels all grew by one.

Four of the new partners, which are a mix of salaried and equity partners, are women.

The promotions, which bring the partnership up to 241, come as the firm continues an aggressive recruitment drive that saw 18 laterals arrive last year.