Management cuts back in Eversheds network rejig

Eversheds will unveil its trimmed management structure on 1 May, when the final part of its rejigged regional network is put into place.

The national firm’s consolidation of its East of England and London practices into one administrative centre will see current East Anglia managing partner Ian Shann return to full-time fee earning and Michael Brown become managing partner for the region.

The move follows last November’s announcement that the Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle offices would combine, also on 1 May. Newcastle managing partner Chris Hugill has already begun to move back into full-time fee-earning, with Stephen Hopkins taking over as north regional managing partner.

Last year, the firm combined its Nottingham and Birmingham offices. The fourth region in its new structure is Cardiff.