Senior Partner Lunch


Hampshire Law Society welcomes Clifford Chance Managing Partner


Russell Evans, President of the Hampshire Law Society, welcomed a host of leading Hampshire Law Firms to join him and Matthew Layton, managing partner of internationally renowned Clifford Chance, at Lainston House on 6th February, as the Hampshire Law Society began the celebration of its 125th Anniversary Year.


 Russell Evans

The reception at Lainston House, Winchester, where Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev met to explore perestroika, was an opportunity for senior and managing partners to exchange views, share experiences, explore challenges and consider forward focused strategies.


Before Matthew Layton flew off to Hong Kong, he gave a master class in the management of a modern law firm and vividly brought to life the challenges facing the law firm and its managing partner in both regional, national and global markets. Matthew Layton’s talk was highly enlightening and informative and was followed by a truly engaging and free flowing question and answer session. We have received many words of thanks and praise since.


 Senior Partners Group

The Senior Partner Lunch was attended by senior and managing partners from law firms Paris Smith, Blake Morgan, Bond Dickinson, Moore Blatch, Clarke Willmott, Irwin Mitchell, Lester Aldridge, Pitmans, Parker Bullen, Eric Robinson and Verisona as well as leading Hampshire business Ageas UK.


The Hampshire Law Society would wish to express their sincere thanks to Matthew Layton for the courtesy of his time and wisdom and to all participating firms for their engagement in the event which was highly rewarding. We hope to be able to repeat the event next year.  


We are also currently exploring a talk from Lord Justice Sir Michael Briggs author of the Civil Courts Structure Review about the proposed new online court as well as a reception with Hampshire MPs. We will bring further news about these in due course.


The Hampshire Law Society is proud to assist, support and represent its Hampshire member firms and will look forward to working with all its partners in the anniversary year ahead.