Wragge & Co appoints seven directors
Wragge & Co has appointed seven new directors, boosting its core and key growth practice areas. According to senior partner Quentin Poole, the promotions underline Wragge & Co's commitment to providing clients with high-calibre experts dedicated to outstanding client service.
Taking the total number of Wragge & Co directors to 51, the promotions represent a range of specialist practice areas. They are Christopher Brennan (regulated procurement), Helen Davenport (commercial litigation), Joe Levin (energy and infrastructure finance), Andrew Nugent Smith (commercial litigation), Maxine Symington (construction and engineering), Rhian Vandrill (healthcare) and Graham Wrigglesworth (planning), who have all been promoted to director.
Quentin Poole said: "Each of these exceptional lawyers has a track record of delivering stand-out client service, first-rate technical know-how and winning high-quality, high-value work. They consistently demonstrate the commercial flair and innovative approach needed to achieve the best results for clients."
Wragge & Co has no salaried partners and the director role recognises individuals with an exceptional level of experience and skill, who make a significant contribution to the business. Responsibilities can include managing client relationships, business development or leading a particular practice area.
The announcements follow a series of senior hires, including planning partner Duncan Field, real estate projects partner Giles Clifford, international projects partner Jonathan Brufal, new head of international construction disputes Anthony Wilson, and professional liability partner Jane Howard.
The firm also strengthened three core areas: corporate, dispute resolution and pensions, with the promotion of Richard Goold, Patrick Arben and Jane Kola to its all-equity partnership on 1 May.
Wragge & Co is a UK-headquartered commercial law firm advising international companies and major public sector organisations on a full range of legal issues.
Highlights from the past 12 months include expanding the firm's Guangzhou office in China, celebrating 12 consecutive years in the UK's Best Workplaces list, scooping awards such as Litigation and Regulatory Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards and achieving a top-15 ranking in the FT's list of the 50 most innovative law firms in Europe.
Wragge & Co was also ranked by legal research company Acritas as among the 15 leading law firm brands in the UK.
The Business in the Community's Awards for Excellence recognised the firm with its Big Tick for Work Inclusion, while the LawWorks Awards declared Wragge & Co 'Best Pro Bono Partnership'. LawCareers.Net awarded Wragge & Co Best Trainer in a national/large regional firm at its Training and Recruitment Awards.
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