PROMOTION OF NINE NEW PARTNERS, TAKING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PARTNERS TO 290
Just under half (45%) of those promoted are women, with the majority of the appointments (five) in the firm's Corporate and Commercial practice. The Finance and Projects practice will see two of its Managing Associates promoted, while the Litigation and Real Estate practices each welcome one newly-promoted Partner.
Addleshaw Goddard has also revealed that, from 1 May 2021, just under one quarter of its Equity Partners will be female following this year's Equity Partner promotion process.
The Firm has also been actively growing its Partnership outside of the UK and between 1 January 2020 and 30 April 2021 has promoted and laterally recruited a total of 44 Partners across Asia, France, Germany, the Middle East and the UK.
Those newly-promoted Partners whose appointments take effect from 1 May 2021 are:
Corporate & Commercial
- John Coleman
- Gemma Phillips
- George Danczak
Tax & Structuring
- Charlotte Fallon
- Jan Gruter
Finance & Projects
- Helen Hunter
- Adam McCarron
- Samantha Haigh
Construction, Engineering & Environment
- James Shackleton
Welcoming the new Partners, Charles Penney, Addleshaw Goddard Senior Partner, said:
“I believe passionately in our Firm being a place where talented people can flourish and where everyone is encouraged and supported to reach their full potential. All of our new Partners are already well respected in their own respective specialist fields and we congratulate them all on their very well-deserved promotions. We are committed to driving forward our gender equality ambitions and I am very pleased to report that over the course of the last five years we have been steadily moving closer to the 32% target which we have set ourselves for female representation in the Partnership by 2023."
Addleshaw Goddard's female Partner population has increased over the last decade and stands at 28% of the total. In the last 18 months, in order to increase the number of female Equity Partners, the Firm has been piloting a Female Sponsorship Programme, to support female progression within the Partnership by providing a platform for senior sponsors to support and advocate for women.