BLG makes up 36 to new semi-partner role

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) has introduced a new management level of associate director as part of the firm’s continued shake-up.

The grade came into force this week with 36 associates being made up associate director, which is a new status level between associate and partner.

The position of associate director is not necessarily an alternative to partnership as lawyers in this position will still have the opportunity to make partner.

Senior partner Richard Dedman said: “This is a new firm role aimed at empowering and rewarding our more experienced associates. The new associate directors will be making a vital contribution to departmental management and developing client relationships.”

The role was newly created this year’s as part of BLG’s restructuring, which has seen the firm convert to limited liability partnership status and the appoint a new chief executive Clint Evans, who will join in July.

The 36 associate directors are:

Aerospace: Mark Gammon, Keith Richardson

Casualty: Adrian Cottam, John Palmer, Claire Petts, Michelle Traxler, Tom
Walshaw and Stephen Winterton

Commercial and technology: Paul Hinton

Commercial litigation: Jane Ballantyne, Clare Milner and Ivan Wilkinson

Commercial risk: Neil Beresford, Toby Rogers, Victoria Sherratt and Mark

Corporate: Rachel Heslehurst, Marriam Malik

Employment and pensions: Mark Howard, Chris Holme, Jon Ions and James Major

Marine energy and trade: Patrick McGonigal, Kevin Oram, Andrew Speake

Professional liability and commercial litigation: Andrew Forsyth, Lydia
Hassall, Warren McIntosh, Rod McLauchlan, Patricia Orr, Marianne Robson and
Jim Taylor

Reinsurance and international risk: Joanne Jolly, Marlene McConway, Kiran
Soar and Denis Whelan