Lawrence Graham welcomes four lawyers to partnership

Lawrence Graham (LG) is making up four new partners in its 2012 promotions round, double the number that made the grade last year.

Hugh Maule
Hugh Maule

All four of the new partners are based in the firm’s London headquarters, although the firm promoted Monaco corporate lawyer Nathalie Tanzi to its partnership in February.

The new partners, who take up their position on 1 May are: private capital associate Rose Chamberlayne; finance associate Jon Lent; real estate consultant Carole Peet; and real estate associate Caroline Walker.

Of these Lent and Walker trained at LG while Chamberlayne joined the firm from Simmons & Simmons, where she trained, in 2006 and Peet was previously a partner at both Eversheds and legacy SNR Denton firm Denton Wilde Sapte.

In a statement LG managing partner Hugh Maule said: “I’m very pleased indeed to welcome Caroline, Carole, Jon and Rose to the partnership. They join strong existing and developing brands within the firm strengthening still further some of our best teams.

“It’s particularly rewarding to watch trainees develop their careers with the firm and ultimately make partnership – we take great pride in our ability to nurture and encourage the partners of tomorrow.”

Last year the firm promoted two to its partnership, disputes lawyer James Sidwell and corporate lawyer David Ponsford (14 April 2011). The previous year it made up four: litigator Jeremy Andrews, real estate lawyer Susanna Beeson, competition lawyer Rosemary Choueka and IP lawyer Georgie Collins (30 April 2010). In 2009 the firm made up three partners, two in corporate – Karima Hudson and John Reed – and one in private capital – Alex Ruffel (23 April 2009).

Of those, Andrews left for DLA Piper last year (28 September 2011), Collins joined Brown Rudnick in October 2011 and Ruffel left as part of a four-partner team that set up Berkeley Law in 2010 (8 March 2010).