Klegal finds new leader for London

KLegal’s head of property has stepped up to become London managing partner following the departure of firmwide managing partner Nick Holt last year.

Philip Burrows has been appointed to the new role which was created after Holt’s left.

Burrows hails from the legacy accountancy-tied contingent of the firm as opposed to McGrigor Donald, the Scottish practice KLegal merged with two years ago.

His appointment will be popular with the firm’s legacy KLegal lawyers which have been left depleted by a series of exits including, most recently, one of the founding partners James Hodgson

A partner redundancy programme and regulatory turmoil led to the firm’s decision to split with accounting parent KPMG and contributed to the lawyer losses.

Burrows was appointed by the executive committee following a consultation with partners. The committee is comprised of chief operating officer Colin Gray, managing partner for Scotland Shonaig McPherson and four practice heads, including Burrows.

The firm is also set to rebrand as McGrigors at the beginning of next month.