Herbert Smith Freehills senior partner Palmer sees off leadership challenge to retake role

Partners vote in James Palmer for second term after challenge from litigator Shillito

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has re-elected James Palmer as the firm’s senior partner, for a second term in the role.

Palmer (pictured), who has been senior partner since February 2015, saw off competition from global intellectual property head Mark Shillito to take another three-year term, which will start on 1 May.

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