Addleshaw Goddard has today confirmed that John Joyce has been re-elected managing partner for a four-year term from 1 May 2021 following an uncontested election. The deadline for nominations closed on Friday 30 October.
Joyce was first appointed managing partner in May 2014.
He said: “It has been a real privilege to lead the firm for the last six and a half years and to have helped to make such strong progress in developing and improving our business across numerous fronts, both in the UK and internationally.
“I am really pleased to have been given the opportunity to continue to lead the firm through what will undoubtedly prove to be a period of ongoing uncertainty but the strong business that we have created and the way in which we have pulled together during the pandemic gives me real optimism for the future.”
Under John Joyce’s leadership the firm has expanded its footprint into new terriroties, first in Scotland through a combination with HBJ.
It has since moved into Germany, its first office in Continental Europe.
The firm has increased global partner headcount by 50% and lawyer / business services capacity by 40%, and a seen rise in the number of female partners from 22% to 30%.
It has also:
- recorded six years of consecutive revenue growth, rising from £171m to £288m, an increase of 68%;
- posted six years of profit growth, rising to £102m in 2019/20, almost 100% higher than 2013/14;
- benefitted from increasingly strong cash balances; net cash closed at £84m in 2019/20, up from a £16m deficit in 2013/14.
Addeleshaw Goddard senior partner Charles Penney said: “John is a highly respected leader dedicated to making our business attractive to the best clients and to the best people and he has the overwhelming support of our partners from all our offices across the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East to lead our firm over the next four years.”