Thanks a bunch, partner

If April showers bring May flowers, then what do May’s flowers bring? Plenty of new partners to receive those petals, that’s what.

Florists in the City must be pruning their hydrangeas with glee today – the day most UK firm partner promotions come into effect – as customers celebrate their step up the career ladder with a flower or three. These orchid buyers will no doubt include some of the seven partners promoted at Clyde & Co, the nine UK partners promoted at CMS Cameron McKenna and the 10 new UK partners promoted at Eversheds, should you be wondering.

And for florists based outside the City, do not despair. We expect the new chairman at Scottish firm Brodies wouldn’t mind some celebratory chrysanthemums, nor would the one partner promoted at South West firm Foot Anstey, or the three promoted at Burges Salmon, turn down a tulip. Other promotions effective today, should you wish to bulk buy, include the re-election of Olswang’s David Stewart as chief executive officer and the promotion of John Schorah and Dan Cutts as Weightmans’ new managing and senior partners, replacing Patrick Gaul and Ian Evans respectively.

Seeing as we’ve only mentioned some of today’s promotions, you might want to jog to the nearest florist pretty sharpish. Ours is a sunflower.

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