Ex-Cumberland Ellis partner wins Wedlake Bell senior partner race

Wedlake Bell has elected Simon de Galleani, formerly a partner at legacy firm Cumberland Ellis, as its new senior partner.

De Galleani won a three-way election, beating employment partner Richard Isham and commercial partner Adam Edwards to the role (29 January 2013).

The commercial property partner was previously a partner at Cumberland Ellis prior to its merger with Wedlake Bell a year ago (1 February 2012). His election follows the firm’s appointment of former Wedlake Bell senior partner Martin Arnold as managing partner following the merger (29 November 2012).

In a statement de Galleani said: “It’s a tremendous honour to have been elected senior partner. Having come from the Cumberland Ellis side of the merger with Wedlake Bell last year, I think it sends out a clear message as to the successful integration of the two firms.”

De Galleani will hold the position for a four-year term.