Slaughter and May’s Chris Saul is to retire from the firm when his term as senior partner comes to an end on 30 April 2016.
Saul joined the firm in 1977 and became a partner nine years later. He then took up the role of head of corporate in 2004, before being elected to the senior partner position four years later replacing Tim Clark (17 January 2008).
His departure means the magic circle firm will now have to find a successor for Saul by next spring.
There have been several management changes at Slaughters within the last few years, with executive partner Graham White retiring in 2012 (11 May 2012). Practice partner Paul Olney also left his position in 2015 and was replaced by David Wittmann (24 October 2014).