Addleshaws doubles number of legal directors

Addleshaw Goddard

has promoted ten lawyers to the post of legal director after making up nine partners last week.

The firm doubled the number of legal director promotions it made last year, where five were made up. The latest round of promotions take the number of legal directors across the firm to 36.

Mark Jones, Addleshaws managing partner, said the promotion of the legal directors and partners demonstrates the firm’s commitment to attracting, retaining and developing “great people”.

“Each of these individuals has been assessed against high expectations of performance and delivery for their respective new roles.” added Jones. “They all have the right blend of talent and energy to help the firm attract and retain more great clients, and to take the firm forward in line with our ambition to be identifiably different.”

The new legal directors, who take up their roles from 1 May, will be based across the firm’s three offices in London, Leeds and Manchester.

Addleshaws introduced legal directors, as an alternative partner position, in 2002 to provide a career development path for senior fee earners. The job includes supervisory and leadership roles of more junior fee earners and managing the firm’s relationship with key clients.

The new legal directors are:

Paul Burney (real estate)
Chris Cartwright (real estate)
Paul Carney (pensions)
Chris Drabble (banking)
Peter Jones (banking)
Zoe Fahy (commercial)
Robert Fais (commercial tax)
Judith Harris (employment)
Sonia McMahon (business support and restructuring)
Sean Williams (private capital)