Today national law firm Bevan Brittan announced the appointment of Jodie Sinclair as its Senior Partner from 1 May 2021.
The firm’s new Senior Partner says she is taking up her new role at an exciting time, with the firm on a strong financial footing and well placed to expand further within its established and emerging markets.
Jodie Sinclair was speaking as she looked forward to beginning her three-year tenure as Senior Partner at Bevan Brittan, which topped £50m in revenue for the first time in 2019-20 and has negotiated the challenges of the pandemic successfully during the current financial year.
She becomes the third female Senior Partner in a row at Bevan Brittan, replacing incumbent Joanne Easterbrook, and said the fact that she has achieved a senior position after joining the firm 21 years ago as an assistant solicitor showed the inclusive culture and support for all to build a rewarding career at Bevan Brittan.
Jodie, currently Head of Employment, Pensions & Immigration, also spoke of her passion to ensure the continued wellbeing and resilience of her colleagues, clients and the business as the UK continues to recover from the challenges of the pandemic.
Jodie said: “At Bevan Brittan there are exciting times ahead as we build upon our strong business strategy based upon profitable growth, focused within particular established and emerging markets, and where we have a strong ethos of working in partnership with our clients to support them to deliver their immediate and strategic goals.
“I began with Bevan Brittan 21 years ago and I am about to become Senior Partner. I am incredibly proud of our culture and approach that enables people to achieve their potential on merit and regardless of background.
“Today, on International Women’s Day, I am also very proud to be the third female Senior Partner in a row for Bevan Brittan. Whilst there is still more to do on diversity in the legal sector as a whole, as the firm's Wellbeing lead and in my role as Senior Partner, I am delighted to have the opportunity to continue to work with colleagues to promote and further embed our Responsible Business programme.
“I care passionately about the wellbeing and resilience of us all, and that of our business. We have successfully come through a challenging time over the last 12 months, and I am keen that we continue to build on that success, as we support each other and our clients.”
Duncan Weir, Managing Partner of Bevan Brittan, said: “Our business is in very good shape and I am delighted that Jodie will be in place from May to be part of the leadership team to take the business forward into the next stage of our development.
“I look forward to working with Jodie in her new role, to help us develop our existing and new clients and, in the post-pandemic world, to ensure we meet their future challenges and our services remain as relevant in three years’ time as they are now.”
Jodie will replace Joanne Easterbrook as Senior Partner from 1 May 2021. Joanne was appointed to the role in May 2016 and she will continue to be part of the firm’s highly respected clinical risk leadership team that advises clients across the health and social care sector, as well as the firm’s Partner Lead for Diversity & Inclusion (D&I).
As well as being Senior Partner, Jodie will continue to play a lead role in the firm’s Responsible Business programme, leading on Wellbeing as well as championing D&I, Community Engagement and Environmental Sustainability.