PARTNERSHIP 2008: Stephenson Harwood: veterans day?

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008, 13:00
Stephenson Harwood: veterans day?

How many associates did Stephenson Harwood make up to partnership? It¹s not as easy a question as it appears.

The answer is six if you count promotions in the firms¹ complex arrangements and partnerships out in the Far East. And just four if you don¹t.

Jason Toms got the nod in the firm¹s joint-venture with Lo & Lo in Hong Kong, while Gregg Johnston added to the tally in Singapore, which is a separate local partnership.

Both Toms and Johnston are Stephenson Harwood veterans, having trained at the firm along with new London partner Ben Mercer.

So depending on how you look at it, either Stephenson Harwood has a respectable trainee-to-partner rate of 50 per cent, or a much more meager one of 25 per cent. And the same applies when you look at promotions outside of London.

But either way you look at it, the total is still less than the seven made up last year. And not a woman was among them.


Trainees: Sunny and rainy at the same time
International: Rainy and sunny at the same time
Women: Plain rainy.

Previous Partnership 2008 blogs.

Linklaters: A record-breaking year – Monday, April 21st, 2008
Berwin Leighton Paisner: unreal estate – Thursday, April 17th, 2008
Lovells turns its nose up at its own – Tuesday, April 14th, 2008
Hammonds: Brum, building, a baby and a barrister – Tuesday, April 14th, 2008
Bird & Bird promotions: only two birds – Monday, April 14th, 2008
Eversheds Paris: female partners multiplying – Monday, April 14th, 2008
Eversheds female promotions dwindle – Friday, April 11th, 2008
Slaughter and May: ladies, long hours and longevity – Thursday, April 10th
Russell Jones & Walker: More to the core – Tuesday, April 8th
A&O in the Middle East: one new partner, back-up on the way – Monday, April 7th
Clifford Chance: Popham puts his money where his mouth isMonday, April 7th
Nabarro, Hunton & HosseiniFriday, April 4th
Addleshaws: managing associatesFriday, April 4th
Nabarro promotions down (under) Thursday, April 3rd
Hunton & Williams: The London eye Thursday, April 3rd
The corporate partnership: Superwomen only?Wednesday, April 2nd
Ashurst promotions: expectation management Wednesday, April 2nd
Pinsents’ Leeds’ ladies take the lead Monday, March 31st
Herbies…continued… Thursday, March 27th
Herbies shakes things upThursday, March 27th
Macfarlanes predicts a good yearThursday, March 26th
Burges Salmon talks the talkWednesday, March 26th
Trowers promotions dwindleTuesday, March 25th
Wragges’ ups the firm’s real estate profileThursday, March 20th
Olswang‘s year of change Thursday, March 20th
Camerons goes East Wednesday, March 19th
Ince & Co: happy days for men in boats Tuesday, March 18th
Freshfields refills partnershipMonday, March 17th