UK firm Macfarlanes introduces senior associate tier
Macfarlanes has introduced a senior associate level for the first time. The new classification will be available to lawyers around the six year-PQE stage who may already have taken on some of the responsibilities associated with partnership.
Banking group head Julian Howard, who is soon to take up the role of managing partner in January, said the role is “about acknowledging that a number of our top-level associates already take on roles beyond their usual practice,”
The firm has a reputation for maintaining one of the tightest partnerships in London, with just three partners made up in the last two rounds of promotions.
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