Richard is the global Senior Partner of Pinsent Masons and Chairs the firm's Board.
Richard has ultimate responsibility for the leadership of the firm. He is responsible for ensuring delivery of our strategy to be seen as international market leaders in our global sectors, and sustaining our purpose, culture and values. He spends much of his time hearing from our clients how the firm can best respond to their needs and generally how business can work better for people.
Prior to becoming Senior Partner, Richard advised on some of the largest rail, road, airport and port projects in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He also held several senior leadership roles at the firm including leading our Construction Advisory & Disputes practice, our Projects & Construction practice, our Energy sector and our Asia practice.
Since he became Senior Partner Pinsent Masons has been named Law Firm of the Year by Legal Week (2016), Legal Business (2016, 2019), The Lawyer (2018) and is regularly counted among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm was also the top-ranked organisation in the UK Stonewall Workplace Equality Index (2019).
Joanne is head of the Health sector but sits within the Corporate Group, specialising principally in private company and private equity work including acquisitions and disposals, buy-in and buy-outs, joint ventures and investments.
John is Managing Partner of Pinsent Masons, and has overall responsibility for the day-to-day management and operations of the firm globally.
Partner, Head of Competition, EU & Trade
Alan heads the Competition, EU & Trade Group at Pinsent Masons. He is qualified as a solicitor in England and Ireland, and practised in Brussels for six years including a year with the European Commission.
Pinsent Masons wins Law Firm of the Year and Energy & Infrastructure Team of the Year at the Legal Business Awards 2019