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Pinsents/McGrigors announce post-merger management team

10 February 2012

Pinsent Masons and McGrigors have announced the management structure to follow the merger of the two firms under the Pinsent Masons name, now set for 1 May 2012.

Five executive board members will comprise Pinsents senior partner Chris Mullen, who retains his present title, as does managing partner David Ryan and finance director Steve Hancock. Alastair Morrison, who currently has a non-executive board role at the international firm as head of client strategy, retains that title in an executive capacity; and McGrigors' managing partner Richard Masters makes up the fifth executive member with the title head of client operations.

There will also be four non-executive board members, two from each firm, including Kirk Murdoch, McGrigors' senior partner, whose current role includes providing leadership and strategic direction at the Scots-headquartered firm.

The board will decide on the major strategic and policy-making decisions of the new business,

Mr Masters said: "I am pleased to be taking on the role of head of client operations in the combined business. Our clients often speak to us about providing our services in new and different ways, and in this role I will be responsible for innovation in the way the combined business delivers services to clients both in terms of operational efficiency and pricing strategies. The composition of the board shows that clients will continue to be at the heart of the new firm."

Mr Mullen said: "The new board structure gives us a strong and highly experienced management team to lead the growth of our business in the coming years."

The combined firm will employ over 2,500 people worldwide, including over 1,500 lawyers, 500 of whom will be based in Pinsent Masons' international headquarters in the City of London. Two more offices in France and Germany are expected to launch during 2012.

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