By: 29 April 2024
Leeds talent shines as Eversheds Sutherland promotes 40 partners globally

Eversheds Sutherland has recently announced the promotion of 40 new partners across its global offices, effective 1 May 2024.

Several individuals with ties to Leeds have been promoted, showcasing the city’s contribution to the firm’s success.. 60% of Eversheds Sutherland’s new partners are female.

Philip Crosbie has earned recognition for his expertise in litigation and dispute management, especially in environment, health, safety, and claims. His promotion highlights the firm’s commitment to delivering high-quality legal services, particularly in resolving complex disputes.

In the real estate division, Paul McLean and Charlotte Smart’s promotions underscore Leeds’ significance in this sector. McLean’s proficiency in planning ensures that clients receive comprehensive guidance in property development, navigating regulatory challenges effectively. Charlotte Smart’s expertise, however, lies in core real estate.

Simon Hammond and Heidi Short, both based in Leeds, have been appointed as directors in international operations. Their roles in business acceptance and governance and compliance respectively, demonstrate the firm’s focus on operational excellence and global expansion.


Lee Ranson, CEO, Eversheds Sutherland (International) commented:

“I am proud to announce our diverse list of new partners for 2024. As the future of the firm, each of our talented colleagues has earned their promotions by combining legal expertise, a commitment to building strong and deep client relationships and a key focus on developing their teams.

“We continue to make progress against our diversity targets in the UK and recently revised our ethnicity partner goal to 15% by 2030, and have a UK target of 35% female partners by 2027 with a focus on retaining the best talent at the firm.

“Promotion to the firm’s partnership is a significant career milestone for each of our colleagues and we congratulate them on this achievement.”


These promotions affirm Leeds’ standing as a centre of legal talent and its integral role within Eversheds Sutherland’s global operations. As these individuals assume their new positions, they bring with them a wealth of expertise and a dedication to upholding the firm’s standards of excellence.


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Emma Cockings
Emma is the content editor for Yorkshire Legal News. Emma is an experienced writer with a background in client-centric personal injury law for a major firm. She has attended and reported on numerous high-profile legal events in Yorkshire.