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Lee Ranson elected as Eversheds Chief Executive designate

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    Eversheds has announced that Lee Ranson will succeed Bryan Hughes as the firm’s Chief Executive for a four year term beginning May 2017. His election was uncontested.

    Eversheds' Chairman, Paul Smith, commented:

    “One of the striking features of Eversheds is the high level of unity and cohesion around the firm, borne out during the election process and result.  Eversheds has evolved significantly since the start of Bryan’s first term. Under his leadership, we have increased revenue, profitability, and financial strength through some tough years for the legal sector. We have also extended and further established our coverage, in Europe, Middle East, Asia, Latin America and Africa with excellent client and award recognition to match. Our global capability is renowned and has won us an impressive list of major new clients. Lee has played an integral role in achieving this progress and I have every confidence that he will continue to build on the strong platform we have in place moving forward”.

    Lee Ranson said:

    “I have spent the whole of my professional career with Eversheds and am delighted to be in a position to lead our continued progression towards becoming a leading global law firm. We have a clear strategy and will continue to focus unashamedly on our clients – if they are successful then we will be successful”.

    Bryan Hughes said:

    “This is a great appointment for Eversheds. I have very much enjoyed working closely with Lee, who has been a key member of the management team that has delivered a huge amount over the last 8 years and I have no doubt that, under his tenure as Chief Executive, the firm will go from strength to strength”.
    Lee joined Eversheds in 1990 in the London office and led the Real Estate Litigation Group from 2002 before heading the Real Estate Practice Group in 2005.

    He has served as Managing Partner from 2009 and will continue in this position until the end of April 2017.


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