Schillings has hired former British Army Major General  Tim Robinson as a partner, in its first non-lawyer partnership appointment since becoming a limited liability partnership (LLP). 

Robinson, who joins the firm at the start of the New Year, will be tasked with helping clients protect their reputations and privacy from a range of threats. 

Using his army experience, he will look to work on long-term mandates to identify and mitigate ongoing problems, as well as develop the firm’s reputation resilience services with front-line techniques.   

The appointment comes five months after Schillings revealed it was converting to a LLP, with the firm keen to take advantage of its 2013 relaunch as a privacy and cyber security firm. 

It took on 10 new staff soon after the LLP conversion, with Hill Dickinson partner Magnus Boyd rejoining Schillings as a partner having left in 2004.