Simmons & Simmons’ Hoyland sets out plans for 2015

Simmons & Simmons managing partner Jeremy Hoyland has started the year by setting about drawing up a new three-year strategy and reflecting an economy that has been “defying gravity”.

The firm has numerous new initiatives taking hold, such as a newly opened funds practice in Luxembourg, its new contract lawyer offering Adaptive, and the IP practice it launched in Beijing last year.

Alongside all of this Hoyland remains evangelical in his enthusiasm for the firm’s growing Bristol office, which he credits for much of the firm’s growth over the year.

His immediate focus is getting partner buy-in on the new three-year plan, overhauling the firm’s approach to succession planning and, somewhat underwhelmingly in his opinion, rolling out a new firmwide IT system. While the economy might be flying, Hoyland has his feet firmly on the ground.

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