PARTNERSHIP 2008: The Verdict

PARTNERSHIP 2008:  The VerdictWednesday, April 30th, 2008, 18:00

As our two partnership stories today reveal, it is not magic circle firms that have emerged as the most favourable for associates hoping to make the partnership.

Instead, some good news for once-troubled, now-bouncing-back Hammonds, which has emerged as the most generous promoter, with its 19 new partners comprising nearly ten percent of the total partnership, albeit at least in part in an attempt to fill spots in the partnership abandoned in the not so distant past. See story

When it comes to making it as a woman, meanwhile, it is the mid-market where women are likely to fare best.

Addleshaw Goddard made up nine this year, of whom six of were women, while Denton Wilde Sapte promoted 12, of whom five had two X chromosomes, and women comprised a third of the new partners at Pinsents and Ashurst. See story

Click here for our table revealing the promotions record for 2008 at the rest of the UK’s premier firms.

Previous Partnership 2008 blogs.

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