Shoosmiths partnership names new chair

Shoosmiths partnership names new chair

Pictured (L-R): David Jackson, Kirsten Hewson and Peter Duff

Shoosmiths has announced Kirsten Hewson as its new chair.

She will take over from longstanding chair Peter Duff on 1 April 2024.

Ms Hewson joined Shoosmiths in 2003 and became a Board member in 2019 following her appointment as head of the real estate division. During her tenure, she led significant revenue and headcount growth and helped cement the firm’s preeminent position in the Real Estate market.

She said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have been elected as chair of Shoosmiths. It’s an exciting time for our firm as we focus on delivering our ambitious 2030 strategy. As an experienced Board member with responsibility for our ‘People and Culture’ initiatives, I will continue to focus on ensuring we foster the very best environment for our people to excel in our delivery for our amazing clients.”

Mr Duff said: “It’s been an honour to hold the position of chair at Shoosmiths for the last nine years. We have achieved great things because of the relationships and trust we enjoy with our clients. I am delighted to be able to hand the firm to someone who cares about it as much as I do. Kirsten is a leader - she will do a fantastic job. We are an incredibly ambitious firm with a clear strategy, and I’m excited to see Shoosmiths continue to go from strength to strength.”

David Jackson, CEO at Shoosmiths, said: “I am thrilled to be working alongside Kirsten. Her client and people focus as demonstrated in the superb growth of our award-winning Real Estate practice is energising and inspiring.

“I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Peter for everything he has achieved during his impressive tenure as chair.”

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