Bircham Dyson Bell appoints new Senior Partner

Bircham Dyson Bell has called on John Stephenson to become the firm’s Senior Partner with effect from 1st June 2010. He succeeds Ian McCulloch who has been in the role for the past 13 years, and will now return to regular practice. Stephenson is a partner in the Real Estate Department and heads the Residential and Leasehold Reform Group. Stephenson said: ‘I am delighted to have been given this opportunity by the partners and hope that I can live up to the very high standards set by Ian McCulloch during his tenure for which the partnership owes him an enormous debt of gratitude. The legal sector faces challenges ahead not just from a slow economic recovery, but from the structural changes that could result from the Legal Services Act. But these challenges will also present opportunities and I look forward to working with Guy Vincent, our Managing Partner, and the management team to ensure that Bircham Dyson Bell is well placed to take advantage of any opportunities which will grow and strengthen the firm.’

Bircham Dyson Bell appoints new Senior Partner Wed, Jun 2, 2010