Travers Smith promotes female trio to partner in largest round since 2012

Travers Smith has made up three women to partner in its latest round of promotions.

The firm has promoted eight lawyers to partner in the round, which is its largest since 2012 when it made up the same amount.

The new female partners are private equity lawyer Genevieve Marten, dispute resolution lawyer Stephanie Lee and tax lawyer Madeline Gowlett (pictured).

Travers Smith’s private equity practice has seen the bulk of the new appointments, with three partners joining its ranks.

The firm made a four-strong all-female round of hires last year.

Senior partner Chris Hale said: “I am very pleased that not only have we elected as partners a near-record eight outstanding lawyers, but that exceptionally gifted female lawyers continue to be well represented amongst them.”

The promotions will take effect on 1 July.

The bulk of the UK’s largest law firms have now announced their new partner promotion rounds. Watson Farley & Williams announced last week it has promoted nine lawyers, with a third made up in the City.

Travers Smith new partner promotions in full:

James Longster – commercial, intellectual property and technology

Mohammed Senouci – corporate finance

Stephanie Lee – dispute resolution

Adam Wyman – employment

Ian Keefe – private equity

Genevieve Marten – private equity

George Weavil – private equity

Madeline Gowlett – tax