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Maternity leave and part-time lawyers promoted in eight-strong Osborne Clarke partnership round

Osborne Clarke has made up eight partners in an improved promotion round which includes one lawyer on maternity leave and two who are working part-time.

The eight promotions are up three on last year, and include five female promotions. The partners are across the energy and utilities, financial services, real estate and infrastructure and digital business sectors.

Osborne Clarke now has more than 260 partners internationally. Five partners were made up in London in 2019, including Alison Riddle in financial services, Anastasia Gorokhova and Dave Kerr in real estate and Tom Try in digital business.

The firm’s other appointments came in Reading – digital business lawyer Anna Williams – and in Bristol – Charles Crowne in digital business and Sarah Knight in real estate.

The UK promotions follow ten international promotions in Europe and Asia at the start of the year, most predominantly in Germany with five promotions. Other areas included one in each of Italy, Hong Kong, Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain.

Osborne Clarke UK managing partner Ray Berg commented: ‘Diversity is an important part of our 2020 vision and will continue to be key to our strategy going forward. It’s very important to our senior leadership team that people from all kinds of backgrounds, have the freedom to progress and equal opportunity to use their talents to the full at Osborne Clarke and for the benefit of our clients.’

Earlier this week, Travers Smith on Tuesday (14 May) announced it had promoted four partners, half the number it made up in 2018.