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Lateral Partner Moves in London


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Welcome to our series of round-ups of all the latest lateral partner moves in the London legal market.


It seems partners today have such a penchant for moving firms that it's almost impossible to keep track of all their comings and goings. We hope you find our regular updates a useful overview of which partners have moved (and where to) and which firms have been recruiting at a lateral level.


May/June round up of lateral partner moves in London
Welcome to the latest round up of lateral partner moves in the London legal market from Edwards Gibson, where we look back at partner-level recruitment activity in London over the past two months and give you a ‘who’s moved where’ update.
In terms of absolute numbers, this edition of partner moves is relatively tame in comparison to the others we have published over the past 12 months. The lack of large scale multi-partner team moves, the absence of the distorting impact from the collapse of a major law firm and, at this stage at least, seemingly light casualties from the CMS, Nabarro, and Olswang tie-up, has meant that the number of lateral partner moves in London is down over 20% on both the preceding two months of 2017 and the same (May-June) period last year.
In total we recorded 73 lateral partner moves 13 of whom (18%) were elevations of senior associates or counsel into partnership.
Going forward the uncertainty arising from the on-going Brexit negotiations, together with the prospect of another snap general election arising from the inherent instability of the UK’s now hung parliament, will doubtless have an impact on the UK economy. It remains to be seen just how that impact will translate to the London lateral hire market.
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 Previous Issues:

 Partner Moves March - April 2017

Partner Moves January - February 2017

Partner Moves November - December 2016

Partner Moves September - October 2016 

Partner Moves July - August 2016 

Partner Moves May - June 2016

Partner Moves March - April 2016

Partner Moves January - February 2016



Partner Moves November - December 2015

Partner Moves September - October 2015

Partner Moves July - August 2015

Partner Moves May - June 2015

Partner Moves March - April 2015

Partner Moves January - February 2015



Partner Moves November-December 2014

Partner Moves September-October 2014

Partner Moves July-August 2014

Partner Moves May-June 2014

Partner Moves March-April 2014

Partner Moves January-February 2014



Partner Moves November-December 2013

Partner Moves Sep-Oct 2013

Partner Moves July-August 2013

Partner Moves May-June 2013 

Partner Moves March-April 2013

Partner Moves January-February 2013



Partner Moves November-December 2012

Partner Moves September-October 2012

Partner Moves July-August 2012

Partner Moves May-June 2012

Partner Moves March-April 2012

Partner Moves January-February 2012



Partner Moves November-December 2011

Partner Moves September-October 2011

Partner Moves July-August 2011

Partner Moves May-June 2011 

Partner Moves March-April 2011

Partner Moves January-February 2011


For further information, or to discuss current trends in lateral partner recruitment, please speak to one of the Edwards Gibson consultants.




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