Pinsent Masons elects Laura Cameron as Managing Partner

07 Dec 2022 | 10:17 am | 1 min. read

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has announced that Laura Cameron will succeed John Cleland as the firm’s Managing Partner with effect from 1 May 2023.

During her 28 years at the firm Laura has had significant influence in shaping the business via leadership roles on the firm’s Global Board and subsequently as Global Head of the firm’s Risk Advisory Services Group. 

As Pinsent Masons’ first female Board member, Laura is an ambassador for gender parity in management positions.  

She has been instrumental in implementing projects that advanced Pinsent Masons’ management structure to support the pace of its multinational expansion and facilitated the development of a range of the firm’s professional services offerings including Forensic Accounting Services, Tax professionals and Policy Advisers. 

Laura Cameron, Managing Partner elect, says:  

 “Our success is driven by our purpose-led strategy, our reputation for rethinking the way we deliver legal services and our multinational reach. Our clients are hungry for change, and we’re uniquely placed to be able to meet their shifting demands. My focus is on enabling Pinsent Masons to stay adaptable, be relevant, and stay resolute on its strategic vision, so that we can continue to help our clients to thrive in today’s environment.”

In accordance with firm policy, John steps down following eight years in the role, having served the second of a maximum two terms. 

John Cleland, Managing Partner, adds: 

“Taking stock of what Pinsent Masons has achieved over the last eight years, we’ve seen revenue increase by 64%, opened 10 new offices and transformed into a truly multinational business with almost a third of our lawyer headcount now sitting outside of the UK. Our achievements have been the result of a clear vision, hard work and having the confidence to make bold decisions. Congratulations to Laura, I’m confident she’ll continue to inspire the business to embrace the opportunities that lie ahead.”

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