LAW firm Lodders, which has offices in Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham, Birmingham and Henley-in-Arden, has appointed Paul Mourton as its new managing partner.
Paul becomes the firm’s youngest ever managing partner at just 39, having been head of the company’s real estate team since 2015.
He joined Lodders in June 2008 from national firm, Charles Russell.
Mr Mourton took up the role of managing partner at the firm on the 1st January, and replaces Rod Bird who has been managing partner for the last 17 years.
“Lodders has a long history and has built up a fantastic pedigree since it was formed 230 years ago,” he said.
“My aim is to build upon the firm’s success and excellent reputation by being ambitious, but not reckless, and to maintain a strategy of measured expansion.
“I want to ensure that the firm’s ethos and reputation for excellent, quality client service is maintained, by continuing to gather a team of best in breed, quality lawyers, who deliver quality advice.
“The firm is alive to opportunities for future growth, and I hope to continue to build our team of leading legal specialists, whilst maintaining our enviable and friendly culture.”
Mr Bird added: “Since Paul joined the firm, he has brought energy, ambition, and exceptional legal and business skill to the firm, and he is the ideal individual to take the firm on the next phase in its succession, supported by Lodders’ strong management team.”
Lodders’ senior partner, Martin Green, said: “Paul has a wealth of experience that will continue to benefit the firm in his new role.
“Personally, I am thrilled about Paul’s appointment as managing partner and excited to have someone so young leading the firm. Without doubt Paul will bring a fresh energy and dynamism to the role, and the whole firm.”