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Jane Keir to be Kingsley Napley’s next senior partner

Christopher Murray to step down at end April 2013 

29 November 2012

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By Manju Manglani, Editor (@ManjuManglani)

Kingsley Napley’s head of family law, Jane Keir, will take on the position of senior partner on 1 May 2013.

Keir will replace Christopher Murray, who will be retiring from the London law firm at the end of April 2013 after six years as senior partner.

Asked what advice he would give to new senior partners, Murray said: “Take your time, get to know everybody, realise that the role of senior partner is very different and separate from that of managing partner, and that both the internal and the external roles are equally important.”

Said managing partner Linda Woolley of Murray: “He was a wonderful mentor to me and many others at the firm and is respected by all who have had the pleasure of working with or knowing him, for both the lawyer and the gentleman that he is.”

Murray, 65, was articled at the firm and has been a criminal and regulatory law partner for 36 years. He was formerly the chair of the Law Society of England and Wales’ criminal law committee. He will continue at the firm in a part-time consultancy role.

Keir, 50, joined Kingsley Napley in 1989, became a partner in 1992 and was appointed head of family law in 1999. She will be one of a small number of female senior partners in City of London law firms and one of the youngest ever to succeed to the role.

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