Taylor Wessing promotes three UK lawyers to partner
Taylor Wessing’s newly released UK promotions round, the firm promoted three lawyers to partner in addition to five to senior counsel.
The new partners are corporate lawyer Edward Story, bank and finance lawyer Lerika Joubert, and litigator Katie Chandler. Story and Chandler trained at Taylor Wessing, whereas Joubert trained at Slaughter and May’s practice in South Africa before joining the firm in 2013.
Though comparatively small, this year’s three partners is actually a larger promotions group than in past years. Last year tax and incentives lawyer Anna Humphrey was the only UK promotion, and the year before that there were only two.
Promotions in full:
Katie Chandler, disputes
Lerika Joubert, banking & finance
Edward Story, corporate
To senior counsel
Alexander Erskine, private client
Saufung Ma, patents
Jill Hamilton, construction & engineering
Jane Hilton, real estate
Natalie Pilagos, construction & engineering