Both partners will step into their new roles on 1 May

Magic circle firm, Slaughter and May, has announced the appointment of Simon Nicholls and Richard Smith as heads of its corporate and M&A practice.

Both partners will commence their new roles on 1 May 2022. They succeed corporate head Andy Ryde and M&A head Roland Turnill. Turnill has been elected to succeed Steve Cooke as senior partner in May 2024.

Nicholls joined the firm in 1996 and was made partner in 2005. Notable clients include Diageo, GlaxoSmithKline, Whitbread, Babcock, Ultra Electronics, Wood and Morgan Advanced Materials.

Smith joined Slaughter and May in 2001 and became partner nine years later. His clients include Reckitt, Aviva, Landsec, United Utilities, Close Brothers, Equinix, The Walt Dis...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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