John Joyce elected as Addleshaws’ managing partner

JOHN Joyce, a Manchester-based corporate restructuring partner at law firm Addleshaw Goddard has been elected as its new managing partner.

Mr Joyce, who was educated at Manchester University and Chester College of Law, will serve for three years. He defeated London-based real estate partner Adrian Collins in the election to succeed Paul Devitt at the firm.

Senior partner Monica Burch said: “Our congratulations go to John Joyce, as well as our thanks to both Adrian Collins and John for standing.

“Our thanks go to Paul Devitt for his leadership over the past 5 years and for his significant contribution to all of this.

“We now look forward to the future with John as Managing Partner, and, as a partnership, to formulating our strategy for the next phase of Addleshaw Goddard’s development.”

Mr Joyce, added: “I am delighted to serve as managing partner of Addleshaw Goddard, and to drive forward our firm’s growth and development.

“We have great clients and great lawyers and it is a privilege to have been given the responsibility to lead our continued progress and to helping the firm fulfil its potential.”