Shoosmiths elects chairman
Law firm Shoosmiths has elected one of its Nottingham partners as chairman starting from May 2015.
Peter Duff is head of the firm's commercial practice group and an employment partner.
He succeeds Andrew Tubbs who will step down from the role at the end of April following the completion of four terms as chairman. Tubbs will join the real estate team in Birmingham and will continue to act as client partner.
"I congratulate Peter on his appointment to lead the firm as chairman, alongside chief executive Claire Rowe," Tubbs said. "They will make an excellent team, and I am confident that Shoosmiths will continue to thrive under their leadership."
Duff added: "Shoosmiths has a fantastic wealth of talent, ideas and energy, as well as plenty of untapped potential.
"I am looking forward to being able to unlock as much of that as possible to build on the strong foundation we have in place already.
"As Shoosmiths continues to evolve we will undoubtedly face many challenges and choices. As chairman, I will be helping the firm to take advantage of the opportunities that change brings."
Duff became head of Shoosmiths' commercial practice group five years ago, taking over from Claire Rowe when she became chief executive.
After training at Jaques & Lewis, which then merged to become the London office of Eversheds, he moved to Baker & McKenzie where he stayed for six years. He joined Shoosmiths in 2004 and within a year he was promoted to head up the national employment team.
The chairman role has a three-year tenure.