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Addleshaws is turning your lawyers into partners

Talk of associates losing faith in the partnership track is nowhere to be seen at Addleshaw Goddard, which recently unveiled its largest round to date. The partnership count is currently running at 429 – up 75 per cent from the 245 it housed back in 2019. Those promotions show a firm that is bullish about […]

Clifford Chance promotes 14 in the City

Clifford Chance has unveiled a global promotions of 29, including 14 in its London office. The magic circle firm’s promotions are slightly lower than last year’s bumper global round of 32 and 37 in 2022. In the London office, five have been made up in its global financial markets group: Bryony Theaker, Isabella Mashru, Neil […]

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Ashurst promotions: Eight City lawyers make the grade

In its largest promotions round ever, Ashurst has elevated eight London lawyers to partner out of 30 worldwide. The firm has made up eight lawyers in London, as well as seven in Sydney. In total, 17 promotions were made in Ashurst’s Australian offices, meaning just five were made outside of either London or Australia. Loans […]

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Addleshaws, Eversheds and Simmons unveil partner promotions

Partnership promotions are continuing apace, with three City firms announcing a fresh new set of partners for 2024. Addleshaw Goddard has bumped up 26 lawyers this promotions round, which is the largest number of lawyers to make partner in one go in the firm’s history. The international firm’s partner count now stands at 429. Nine […]


Dentons boosts London office with bumper promotions round

Dentons has promoted 12 lawyers to partner in the UK, Ireland and Middle East (UKIME) this year, including nine partners in London. Of the remaining three promotions, two were made in Glasgow and one was made in Abu Dhabi. Most of the promotions have been made in the projects team, with Claudia Thomas and Graham […]

Freshfields promotions 2024: Six make the cut in London

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has made up 23 lawyers to partner globally in its smallest round for three years. Last year, the magic circle promoted 30 to partnership worldwide, with 27 making the grade in 2022. There were 22 elevations in 2021. As a result, the London set is also slightly smaller than in previous years. […]

CMS unveils 54-strong promotions round

CMS’s promotion numbers have ebbed slightly in its latest round seeing 10 elevated to the partnership in the UK and a total of 54 globally. In 2023, CMS promoted 65 lawyers to partner globally, with 16 of these in the UK, compared with 40 in mainland Europe. For this year the UK cohort is made […]

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HSF promotions: Eight make the grade in London

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has promoted 27 lawyers to partnership, with eight making the grade in London. This year’s cohort is smaller than last year, when 32 promotions were announced, but it brings the figure back in line with pre-pandemic rounds. Over half of this year’s cohort has been promoted in the UK and Australia, […]


A&O Shearman: 40 partners made up ahead of merger

Allen & Overy and Shearman & Sterling have announced the first promotions round for A&O Shearman, with 40 lawyers making the grade. Ahead of the merger going live next month, A&O has made up 32 partners, while Shearman has promoted eight. In the UK, A&O has promoted a total of nine partners across the firm’s […]

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Pinsents hits 500 partners in latest promotions round

Pinsent Masons has promoted 22 of its global lawyers to partnership, taking the total number of partners at the firm above 500. The numbers have slightly dropped down from the 25-strong cohort of last year, although 14 made partner in the UK, which is consistent with its numbers in 2023 and is just three fewer than […]

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Linklaters cuts partner promotions by a third in latest round

This year marks an end to a series of bumper promotions rounds at Linklaters, with just 27 being made partner as of 1 May 2024. The magic circle firm has elected 27 new partners – a decrease of 34 per cent from the 41 promotions announced in both 2023 and 2022. The size of the […]

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TLT makes up five in all-female promotion round

TLT has promoted an all-female cohort amid a push to achieve a 50 per cent female partnership by 2029. This year’s new partners include restructuring and insolvency lawyer Ainslie Benzie in Glasgow and head of estates Debbie Gale in Bristol. In Manchester, Roisin Bell in financial services disputes, Rachel Smith in property finance and Debbie […]