Of Eversheds’ 26 promotions, 11 of were female and ten are in its international offices with new partners in Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and United Arab Emirates.
The company commercial practice group promoted 15 new partners – the highest in the practice groups in the firm, while litigation and dispute management and human resources made up four each, with three in real estate. The 1,300-lawyer firm made up 22 partners in 2015, including nine outside the UK.
Commenting on the promotions, Eversheds chief executive Bryan Hughes emphasised the number of female promotions as reflecting the firm’s commitment to gender diversity.
TLT, meanwhile, has promoted four partners across its offices in London, Bristol and Belfast. Real estate lawyer Philip Collis and energy and renewables corporate lawyer Kay Hobbs were made up in Bristol, with banking and lender services lawyer Frances Thompson in Belfast and private client and international tax specialist Christopher Williamson in London. This year’s round was down compared to last year when the firm made up six partners in total.
TLT’s senior partner Andrew Glyn said: ‘Our internal promotions recognise the role all our people play in the success of our growth strategy.’