Former managing partner Dick Tyler is one of four candidates in the upcoming senior partner election at CMS Cameron McKenna.
The heavyweight quartet battling it out to replace long-term incumbent Richard Price is completed by infrastructure and projects finance partner Andrew Ivison, regulated industries head Robert Lane and consumer products chief Louise Wallace.
Voting in what is expected to be a closely fought election will take place at the end of next month, with the winner taking over from Price on 1 May.
Price won a second four-year term in 2006 and had his tenure extended by a further 12 months last year.
Tyler was managing partner at Camerons from 2000 until 2008, when he became executive partner for the CMS network working out of the firm’s Frankfurt office. The role will be scrapped under a revamp of the network’s management structure with Tyler returning to the City in the summer (14 February 2011).
Ivison and Wallace both currently sit on the Camerons board, while Lane also had a seat on the board in the 1990s.
The election comes amid ongoing consultation with support staff over an outsourcing agreement with Integreon that will see almost a third of back office employees face redundancy or relocation (25 January 2011).
The majority of support functions are expected to transfer to Integreon, with the outsourcing specialist set to take a floor at Camerons’ Mitre House HQ.