Lovells set for management shake-up as governance review bites

More representation for global businesses; Sleigh named as new London managing partner

Lovells has completed a radical governance review which will see the management function split into two and concentrate power in the hands of the international executive. The review also creates a number of new management positions, with litigation partner Russell Sleigh steps up to become London managing partner.
In a bid to speed up the decision-making process, the ten-strong partnership council will no longer be required to ratify decisions made by the international executive. Instead, the newly-elected body, chaired by senior partner Andrew Walker, will focus on constitutional and ethical issues.
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