Slaughters completes senior management overhaul

Slaughter and May

‘s management shake-up is continuing with real estate partner Graham White set to take up the position of executive partner while corporate lawyer Paul Olney is to take on the practice partner role.

The pair will take up their five-year terms at the beginning of May.

White, who joined Slaughters in 1978 and became a partner in 1987, will succeed commercial lawyer Melvyn Hughes, who will stay on until the end of 2008. As executive partner, White will be responsible for the firm’s overall management strategy with a particular focus on people, systems, compliance and finance.

As practice partner Olney succeeds David Frank, who is set to retire from the firm at the end of April. Olney, who joined Slaughters in 1983 and made partner in 1990, will be responsible developing the firm’s practice internally and building its relationships with international firms.

White and Olney will take up their new positions at the same time as Chris Saul, currently head of corporate at the firm, becomes senior partner. As reported on (17 January) Saul is to take over the firm’s leadership from incumbent Tim Clark, who steps down at the end of April after two terms at the helm.