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60-second interview: Colin Passmore

The senior partner at Simmons & Simmons discusses the firm's 120-year history and his plans to evolve a business development ethos and continue with diversity efforts

29 March 2016

In 2013 you were elected as senior partner for a second term - testimony to the quality of the work you do at Simmons & Simmons. What do you think your key leadership attributes are?

I believe it is vital to lead from the front and therefore to be seen to have ideas, to lead initiatives, to take responsibility, and to work in a collaborative and collegial manner with all of my colleagues, from partners all the way through to our business support colleagues.

That term is due to expire in August 2017. What do you want to achieve in the next year and a half?

I want to continue our focus
on business development, and
our key ambitions here are to embed a natural BD ethos in all of our lawyers (and our business support colleagues) so that this becomes second nature. That
in turn involves hard work in maintaining a clear clien...

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