Weightmans has pushed back its 2009 promotions from May to November, with managing partner Patrick Gaul citing the need to give the process more time.
Gaul said: “We face a concertina of issues to deal with around April/May and we need more time to look at each case.”
In September any senior associate or fixed-share partner will be able to apply to be made up to the respective fixed-share or equity positions. The firm typically has 10 applications to each of these groups, half of which are interviewed. New promotions will be effective from 1 November.
The firm generated a turnover of £52m in the 2008-09 financial year – a 4 per cent rise on the previous year. Gaul said Weightmans could do better and is aiming for 8 per cent growth in 2009-10.