International law firm Pinsent Masons has announced the promotion of 15 new partners, taking effect from 1 May 2019.  Two of them are based in its Manchester office – Sian Hughes and Robert Tellwright

Sian joined as a trainee and qualified into the construction team in the Manchester office in 1995.  Sian has been a Legal Director for a number of years and advises and represents employers, main contractors and sub-contractors in the Infrastructure sector in relation to the prevention and resolution of disputes.

Rob joined the Pensions team at Pinsent Masons as a senior associate in March 2014.  He advises employers, trustees and insurers on a wide range of pensions issues.  Rob specialises in pensions risk transfer and is well-known for advising on pension scheme buy-ins, buy-outs and longevity hedging deals of all shapes and sizes.

Helen Ridge, Head of the Manchester office commented:

“The promotion of Sian and Robert to partner demonstrates our continued commitment to investment in the North West and to developing our home grown talent. It reinforces our strength and depth of our offering to clients in specialist areas locally, nationally and internationally.”

Richard Foley, senior partner at Pinsent Masons says:

“We have a diverse range of skilled lawyers, innovators and progressive thinkers at Pinsent Masons and all of them play an important role in delivering legal services to our clients. As a business we have long focused on creating an inclusive environment that enables everyone to work towards their aspirations.  For us that is key to building a strong partnership, representative of the firm’s talent. Congratulations to all on their well-deserved achievement.”

It’s been a busy year for the firm. In the last 12 months Pinsent Masons has opened an office in Frankfurt, its third office in Germany, launched the Mindful Business Charter with Barclays & Addleshaw Goddard to help reduce unnecessary stress in the workplace and been named Stonewall’s most LGBT-inclusive employer in the UK.  Moreover, over 60% of its UK offices are now designed exclusively for agile working.