Law firm Browne Jacobson has elected Caroline Green as the firm’s new Senior Partner with effect from 1 May 2019 for a three year term.
Caroline, who is one of the firm’s longest serving partners and jointly heads up the firm’s Retail Sector Group, will be its first female senior partner.
An outstanding commercial contracts and real estate lawyer with a ‘fantastic reputation in retail’ (Chambers and Partners), Caroline joined Browne Jacobson in 1984 and has been the architect of its nationally recognised retail and logistics team.
Her clients include some of the world’s leading premium fashion retail brands as well as many of the UK’s leading freight and logistics operators. In 1989 she was appointed the firm’s first female partner and in 2018 she was elected joint head of the firm’s flagship London office. She is also a Non-Executive Board Director of Swim England.
Caroline succeeds Derek Bambury who has held the position since 2013. As head of business and professional risk Derek will continue in his client facing role with many of the firm’s major clients including Hiscox and in his role advising the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities LLC and Bernard Madoff on matters in the UK, the Commonwealth and Europe.
Under Derek’s tenure as Senior Partner Browne Jacobson has delivered impressive financial growth of 62%. He has also been instrumental in overseeing the re-location of the firm’s London office to Bevis Marks and its Manchester operation to No.1 Spinningfields in the heart of the city’s business district.
Caroline Green, said: “It is an honour to be elected Senior Partner. It is hugely exciting time to be taking over the baton from Derek who has done an outstanding job.
“We operate in a fiercely competitive market and I am looking forward to working with our truly amazing people to ensure we continue to encourage innovation, promote diversity and inclusion, build on our core strengths and continue to place clients’ needs at the heart of everything we do.”
Iain Blatherwick, Managing Partner, added: “Derek has been an exemplary Senior Partner and a tremendous ambassador for the firm.
“He has been one of the driving forces behind our extraordinary growth, helping to transform us into one of the UK’s leading law firms.
“On behalf of the entire firm I would like to thank him for his dedication, energy and commitment to the role of Senior Partner over the past six years.
“Caroline has been at the firm for over thirty years and there is no one better qualified to take over the reins from Derek.
“She has the experience, energy, vision and leadership qualities needed to help shape the future of the firm and build on Derek’s legacy of growth and progress.
“I am looking forward to working alongside her in delivering our ambitious plans for the firm.”