Manchester law firm Browne Jacobson today announced that Richard Medd has been elected as the firm’s new Managing Partner with effect from 1 May 2020 for a three year term.

The firm’s 150-strong partnership voted corporate partner Richard, who heads up Browne Jacobson’s business services department and is a leading member of the firm’s government sector group, into the role.

Richard specialises in corporate transactional work and regularly advises organisations across the public and private sectors on high value complex projects. The last couple of years saw him lead the Browne Jacobson teams advising on the MBO of Freshcut Foods Limited backed by Perwyn, the sale of InspHire Limited to Kerridge Commercial Systems and the sale of Gill Marine to the Myers Family and Pop Capital. He will take over the role during his 20th year at Browne Jacobson, having joined in 2000 as a trainee solicitor.

Richard succeeds Iain Blatherwick who has held the position since 2009 and has decided to step down after his fourth term.

Iain oversaw a period of sustained financial growth with the firm on target to have increased turnover by over £50m during the period. This growth helped to fuel significant investment levels in infrastructure and talent which resulted in the opening of new offices in Manchester and Exeter, relocation of the firm’s Nottingham and London bases and the firm’s overall headcount and number of partners doubling over the last 10 years.

Richard Medd, elected Managing Partner said: “It is a huge privilege to be elected Managing Partner of Browne Jacobson. I can’t wait to take on the challenge to drive the delivery of the firm’s ambitious plans for the future.

“The firm has amazing people, a great culture and a clear focus on delivering high quality legal services in a commercial and pragmatic way to our loyal and ever growing client base, keeping them at the forefront of what we do and navigating the challenges and opportunities of the future with them.

“Iain has done an outstanding job in transforming the firm over the last decade and I am looking forward to building on his success.”


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