Roger Hutton and Ryan Millmore have been appointed as joint managing partners of Leeds based law firm Clarion. Richard Moran has been appointed as senior partner.
Since the 2007 MBO led by Hutton, Moran and departing managing partner Mark Burns, the firm has doubled in size, growing to 117-strong team including 19 partners.
“Mark has made a major contribution to our growth and success over the last seven years, helping us to build a distinctive brand as a highly commercial alternative to the global firms,” commented Roger Hutton, joint managing partner. “Ryan is a fantastic colleague who began life with Clarion as a trainee solicitor in 1998.
“Since establishing the firm, we have doubled income and head count as well as relocating to a prestigious new head office. Already, we are on track to meet our performance targets for this financial year and we have some ambitious plans to further develop our business and client relationships going forward,” he added.
Burns, who steps down as managing partner, commented: “After 27 years with Clarion, I am very proud of what we have accomplished, particularly my seven years as managing partner working with the other founding partners to help establish Clarion as a leading firm in the Leeds legal market. I wish all of the great people at Clarion the very best for the future.”
Hutton adds: “We have grown into one of the region’s most respected firms and Mark’s contribution to this success is appreciated by everyone here.”
Based at its Elizabeth House offices on Queen Street, Clarion’s work in corporate finance, business services, dispute resolution, corporate recovery and private client has won wide acclaim.