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Devonshires announces record promotions and new senior partner

Devonshires announces record promotions and new senior partner


Devonshires, celebrates a significant milestone with a record number of promotions, elevating 11 solicitors to partner status and increasing the firm's partner count to 61

Alongside these promotions, Mark London assumes the role of senior partner, succeeding Philip Barden. Philip has been head of litigation whilst being managing partner and will remain in his current role in the litigation team. The promotions span various practice areas, reflecting the firm's robust growth and commitment to excellence.

In a testament to its growth trajectory, Devonshires welcomes 11 new partners, demonstrating a period of sustained expansion. The Construction team sees four promotions, with Tom Humphrey, Jamie Leonard, Adam Mathewson, and Sasha Pirbhai ascending to partner status. Additionally, the Housing Management and Property Litigation team witnesses three promotions, including Rebecca Brady, Zoe McLean-Wells, and Victoria Smith. Prasan Modasia, Rachel Eldridge, Lucy Vannet, and Matthew Garbutt also join the partnership, representing diverse practice areas.

Mark London, assumes the role of senior partner succeeding Philip Barden and will remain the head of Construction, Engineering, and Procurement. With over two decades of experience at Devonshires, Mark's appointment underscores the firm's commitment to continuity and leadership excellence. Philip Barden, after eight years of distinguished leadership, transitions to a new role within the firm's litigation team, ensuring continuity in client service and mentorship.

Mark London expresses gratitude for the opportunity to lead the firm, acknowledging Philip's contributions to its growth and success. Philip, in turn, commends Mark's leadership qualities, expressing confidence in his ability to steer the firm forward. Mark also extends congratulations to the newly promoted partners, highlighting their dedication, expertise, and contribution to the firm's success.

These promotions not only signify individual achievements but also contribute to the firm's diversity and inclusivity, with female partners constituting 51% of the total. Devonshires remains committed to fostering talent and delivering exceptional legal services to its clients, further solidifying its position as a leading law firm in the industry.