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Sticking with your leaders: Norton Rose Fulbright LLP re-elects Stephen Parish as chairman

Having carried out the high profile re-election of its global chief executive Peter Martyr in autumn, Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has decided to stay the course with its LLP chair position and has re-appointed longstanding partner Stephen Parish as chair of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP.

London-based Parish will serve as chairman for another three-year term, effective from 1st May 2015, after having been first elected to the post in 2009, it will constitute his third term as chair. He will also continue in his role as a global vice chair of Norton Rose Fulbright. In addition, Parish sits on the firm’s global advisory board and chairs the London diversity and inclusion committee.

Parish, who has acted for clients including HSBC, Nordea Bank, and Burberry, has served in several managerial roles for the firm including as head of banking and global chair of the practice.

The accounts of the firm’s UK registered LLP, which covers UK, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Brazil, were published yesterday and recorded a near 4% increase in profit for the 2013/14 financial year alongside a 6.3% reduction in total borrowings.

The appointment follows the re-election of global chief executive Peter Martyr, who was appointed for a further three-year term in late October constituting his fifth term in the top role while Martin Scott, the firm’s global corporate head, M&A securities, succeeded Martyr as managing partner of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP.

Global chief executive Peter Martyr said: ‘I would like to congratulate Stephen on his re-election and thank him for his tireless hard work and dedication, whether it be supporting clients or championing diversity and inclusion issues. He has been integral to the growth of our practice in recent years and he will continue to be so as we develop the business further.’

On his re-election, Parish said: ‘The business has grown dramatically over the last few years and it has been very rewarding to see it develop into the global legal practice it is today. I am very pleased to be re-elected to chairman and I look forward to working with Martin Scott as well as the global management team to further strengthen our global platform.’