Macfarlanes has promoted four lawyers to partner in its 2018 promotions round.

They are private client lawyer Isobel Morton, commercial lawyer William Hedges, tax lawyer Ceinwen Rees and Samuel Brooks, who becomes a partner in the firm’s investment management team.

Morton and Rees trained at the firm; however, Rees is rejoining as a partner after an eight-year absence following spells at Slaughter and May and Debevoise & Plimpton.

Hedges trained at Slaughter and May, joining Macfarlanes in 2015, while Brooks trained at Clifford Chance, subsequently working at Akin Gump and joining Macfarlanes in 2013.

The promotions take effect in May.

Macfarlanes made up three partners in last year’s promotions, six in an all-male round the year before that, five in 2015 and nine in 2014.

Macfarlanes partner promotions 2018: in full

  • Samuel Brooks (investment management)
  • William Hedges (commercial)
  • Isobel Morton (private client)
  • Ceinwen Rees (tax)