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Simon Ridpath

Charles Russell Speechlys preps for first post-merger leadership change

In its first senior leadership change since the firm’s merger, Charles Russell Speechlys has elected a new managing partner from the firm’s restructuring group. Simon Ridpath will take over from current managing partner James Carter next May for a four year team. Ridpath is a former Speechly Bircham partner, joining the firm from Devonshires in […]

DLA Piper appoints new head of its Birmingham office

DLA Piper has appointed Trevor Ivory as the new managing partner of its Birmingham office. Real estate partner Ivory replaces Huw Dolphin, who has headed the Birmingham office for five years. Ivory joined DLA in 2015 from Howes Percival and specialises in real estate planning, with a particular focus on delivering strategic development and infrastructure […]

Mayhew and Baumer

BCLP gains new co-chair as Mayhew stays put

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has re-elected Lisa Mayhew as co-leader of the firm, while her fellow co-chair Therese Pritchard has been replaced by another US-based partner. Steven Baumer will take over from Pritchard next year. Pritchard has served as chair of legacy firm Bryan Cave since October 2014, and then as co-chair of BCLP […]

Withers appoints Geneva chief as its second female chair

Withers has appointed private client partner Justine Markovitz as its new chairperson, following the conclusion of Ivan Sacks’ second term in the role. Markovitz is based in Geneva, where she leads the firm’s Swiss practice. She qualified in 1996, joining Withers in 1999, becoming partner in 2004 and relocating to the Swiss city in 2005. […]

Richard East Quinn Emanuel

Quinn overhauls London management with new senior partner role

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has shaken up its London management team for the first time in over a decade, announcing a new senior partner role. Former co-managing partner Richard East has taken up the senior partner job, while Sue Prevezer QC will continue to co-manage the office with Ted Greeno stepping in to fill […]

Steve Cooke Slaughter and May

Slaughters hands Cooke another three years in charge

Slaughter and May’s senior partner Steve Cooke is to remain in the top role for a further three years, after his term was extended until 2024. This means that by the end of his current tenure, he will have held the position for eight years, the same amount of time as his predecessor, Chris Saul. […]

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