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Promotions dip again as Slaughter and May announces four new partners

As the latest firm to unveil its new partners, Slaughter and May has announced four promotions, a drop from last year’s round of seven.

The promotions were equally distributed between corporate and disputes, with Nicholas Pacheco assuming a corporate role and Camilla Sanger and Holly Ware being promoted from disputes. Clara Choi meanwhile will become a corporate partner in Slaughter’s Hong Kong office. The promotions take effect on 1 May.

The four promotions are down from seven last year and a significant drop from a bumper 2016, when the firm made up ten new partners. However the promotion of Clara Choi to the Hong Kong office is in keeping with last year’s round, which saw two promotions in the firm’s international offices.

Steve Cooke, senior partner, said: ‘We are pleased to announce the election of four new equity partners. The firm has a strong pipeline of talent, which is reflected in the fact that we have promoted lawyers from the contentious and non-contentious sides of the business.’

That three of the four new partners are women is a strong reflection of the diversity within the firm at a senior level, although last week the firm released its statutory gender pay gap statistics that showed the firm pays male employees almost 55% more in bonuses compared to women.
Slaughter and May promotions in full:

Clara Choi, corporate, Hong Kong

Nicholas Pacheco, corporate, London

Camilla Sanger, disputes, London

Holly Ware, disputes, London