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Jeanette Burgess

Walker Morris names first female boss as Simpson retires

Walker Morris has named its first female managing partner as Malcolm Simpson retires after a six-year tenure. The firm’s head of regulatory and compliance Jeanette Burgess will take the reins from 1 May 2024. Burgess joined the firm in 2006 and has served on the Walker Morris board since 2015. In her new role, Burgess […]

Irwin Mitchell expands in the south with Brighton launch   

Irwin Mitchell has opened an office in Brighton in order to extend its footprint in the south and to attract more high-net-worth clients. The firm is taking office space at Mocatta House, Trafalgar Place, and it will be set up to allow for client meetings and collaborative working. Irwin Mitchell already has four other offices […]

Beyond the Bubble: Harbottle & Lewis has a new double-act

London: Harbottle & Lewis has a new double-act: Last November, Tony Littner joined Charlie Leveque as joint-managing partner for a five-year term. It’s the first time Harbottles has changed its leadership structure in this way, and while it’s not unheard of to have two managing partners (look at Lewis Silkin or Bristows), most go for the […]

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Clydes accounts reveal BLM acquisition cost

Clyde & Co’s latest LLP accounts reveal what the firm paid to acquire BLM in July 2022. Snapped up for just £11m, the revelation underscores the scale of the financial challenges faced by BLM in the years prior to its takeover. Clydes’ LLPs also show profits at BLM fell to £2.5m in the year ending […]