End of an era for Nabarro as Paradise resigns from top spot

Nabarro managing partner Nicky Paradise is to retire from her role this summer, prompting a shake-up of the firm’s ­management.

Nicole Paradise
Nicole Paradise

At the end of this month Paradise will have completed nearly 12 years as ­managing partner. Senior partner Simon Johnston will take soundings from the partnership to find a ­successor, with the results announced in a few weeks.

Paradise, who was one of the first female managing partners in the City, told The Lawyer: “I’ve done over 11 years as managing partner and I think it’s time for someone else to have a go. I’ll be handing over during the autumn and then I’ll work with the firm on ­specific projects.

“Ideally I’ll be part-time, allowing me to spend more time with my family – if they’ll let me – and doing some other things.”

Johnston said: “Nicky will carry on being a partner and we’re discussing with her what role she’d like to do going forward. There are various things that it would be great for her to continue having a role in. She’s got huge value to add on lots of projects. But it’s the end of an era. It’s emotional, it’s a transition.”