Clarke Willmott reveals new CEO

Peter Swinburn

Clarke Willmott has elected Peter Swinburn to be the firm’s new CEO from 1st May 2023.

Swinburn takes over from Stephen Rosser, who has spent the last 13 years in the role.

Clarke Willmott says it has seen a “transformation in its fortunes” under Rosser’s leadership, resulting in a strong and improving financial performance. The firm also says thanks to Rosser, it has a “strong client and people-focused culture” alongside being acknowledged for its “leadership and commitment to a positive work-life balance for staff”.

In a message to all staff at the firm, Clarke Willmott chairman, Kelvin Balmont said: “I’m delighted to let you know that earlier this week our partners elected Peter Swinburn as Clarke Willmott’s new CEO from next Spring, when Stephen Rosser’s tenure reaches its conclusion.

“Peter has been with Clarke Willmott for 11 years, most recently as managing director of our commercial property division. In his presentations to the membership he communicated his commitment to the firm, our clients and our people.

“I am confident that under Peter’s leadership we can look forward to a continuation of the progress made during Stephen’s time as CEO.”

Stephen Rosser remains CEO until the end of April 2023, during which time he will work with his successor to ensure a smooth transition. Following the handover, he will remain in a senior role supporting his successor.

Clarke Willmott is a national law firm with offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton, and Taunton.

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