Eversheds Sutherland elects first female chair of UK business

Pamela Thompson saw off competition from Robert Pitcher and Michael Clavell-Bate to succeed Paul Smith

Eversheds  Sutherland has elected the first female chair of its non-US business, with UK financial services head Pamela Thompson winning the vote of partners.

Thompson saw off competition from joint head of energy and infrastructure Robert Pitcher in London, and Manchester senior partner Michael Clavell-Bate, to succeed incumbent Paul Smith as chair of legacy Eversheds, now known as Eversheds Sutherland International.

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