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05 Dec 2023

Paul Thwaite elected as Senior Partner


Law Firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has today announced that Paul Thwaite has been elected as the new senior partner. Paul succeeds Roland Foord, who steps down after 12 years in the role at the end of April 2024.

Paul is a commercial litigator who has worked at Stephenson Harwood for more than 30 years. He has a broad practice covering disputes in various sectors including construction, energy and rail. He is named as a Leading Individual in Legal 500 and Chambers. Paul has been co-head of the firm's commercial litigation practice since 2020, overseeing a mix of specialist disputes teams looking after areas including construction disputes, property litigation, intellectual property and international arbitration. Paul is also a member of the firm's global leadership team. Outside of the firm, he is a trustee of RCJ Advice which provides a mix of pro bono advice to litigants in person and other legal support services.

Paul will commence a four-month shadowing period with Roland in the new year, before formally assuming the position on May 1, 2024.

"I am delighted that Paul is to be the new senior partner, and have no doubt that he will be a success in the role, as we look to realise our ambitious plans for the next few years," said Eifion Morris, CEO, Stephenson Harwood. "Roland has been an outstanding senior partner and supportive colleague who is held in high regard by everyone at Stephenson Harwood, and I look forward to continuing to work with him in the future."

"It has been an honour to be the senior partner at Stephenson Harwood for the last 12 years," said Roland Foord. "I look forward to working with Paul to ensure he hits the ground running as we continue to develop and grow our business."



Eifion Morris

Eifion Morris
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Roland Foord

Roland Foord

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