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Addleshaws promotions rebound after a sedate 2017 as nine make the grade

Addleshaw Goddard has nearly doubled its promotions round from last year as nine partners are made up across the UK and Dubai.

The top 30 UK law firm’s partner promotions include three in London and Manchester, one in Leeds and two in Dubai, led by the corporate practice’s three promotions. The other new partners include one in each of employment, business support and restructuring, litigation, health and safety, construction, and environment.

Addleshaws last year promoted five partners, compared to the previous two years’ 15 and 18. The promotions come during a busy period of lateral hires at the firm, most recently bringing in the former Asia head of legacy Berwin Leighton Paisner Bob Charlton earlier this week. Addleshaws has made 13 lateral hires since the start of the year, with managing partner John Joyce (pictured) telling Legal Business on Monday (9 April): ‘We’re still seeing a huge amount of lateral activity… there’s a few more to land this year.’

Partner promotions have generally been mixed so far this year, as Eversheds Sutherland’s international business made 20 partner promotions globally earlier this week, the same as last year. Taylor Wessing increased its round to three promotions, Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) promoted eight partners, and Dentons recorded a drop in London promotions as it took on 36 new partners globally. Elsewhere, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer announced it had promoted a modest five lawyers to its London partnership, while Linklaters increased the size of its promotions round for the fifth year in a row, adding 27 lawyers to its partnership.

Addleshaw Goddard partner promotions

  • James Tatro, corporate, Leeds
  • Marc Field, corporate, London
  • Lowri Llwed, corporate, Dubai
  • Sarah Harrop, employment, London
  • Tim Taylor, business support and restructuring, Manchester
  • Paul Hughes, litigation, Dubai
  • Erin Shoesmith, health and safety, Manchester
  • Gerlando Butera, construction, London
  • Michelle Headrige, environment, Manchester

hamish.mcnicol@legalease.co.uk