RPC promotes 15 to partnership globally
Law firm RPC will be promoting 15 lawyers to its partnership in 2020, spanning a broad range of contentious and non-contentious practices in the UK and Asia.
The relative increase in the number of promotions comes after RPC announced in 2019 that it would be expanding the opportunities for career development at the firm and introducing a range of new roles for senior lawyers beyond full equity partnership.
The spread in Partner promotions is also reflective of strong growth seen across all RPC's key practices, including Commercial, Insurance, Commercial Disputes, and Corporate.
The new Partners are:
- Mike Allan – Property/Casualty and Business Interruption; insurance
- Andrew Carpenter – Corporate
- Dan Guilfoyle – Data Breach and Cyber; insurance
- Tom Green – Construction; insurance
- Jake Hardy – Commercial and Banking Litigation
- Dan Hemming – Commercial and Banking Litigation
- Simy Khanna – Professional Risks; insurance
- Henry Priestley – IP and Technology
- Claire Revell – Professional Risks; insurance
- Ben Roberts –Tax, Non-Contentious
- Andrew Roper – Property Subrogated Recoveries; insurance
- Michelle Sloane – to lead our Criminal Tax Disputes team
- Kelly Thomson – Employment
- Gary Walkling – International Energy; insurance
- Dan Wyatt – Civil Fraud
RPC Managing Partner James Miller said: "On behalf of everyone at RPC I would like to congratulate all of our new Partners and welcome them into the partnership. We have bold plans to grow the business, and each of these new Partners has an important role to play supporting clients in navigating the challenges of the current crisis, as well as helping the firm realise its longer-term ambitions.
"Each of them has their own individual strengths, but as a collective they reflect the kind of collegiality, commerciality and commitment to service excellence that we and our clients expect from RPC people.
"As a society we are facing today the biggest challenge in a generation, with many organisations facing fundamental challenges as a result of COVID-19. Our new Partners will work hand-in-hand with our clients to help them through these difficult times.
"I have great confidence that, by building our leadership team with a new influx of talented people, we have paved the way to deliver even better service to our clients when they most need us, and support the long-term success of the firm.
"The introduction of new senior-level roles has been well received, giving our people greater opportunity for more meaningful career progression more quickly, and recognising people's seniority and value, both to clients and the business."