We’re pleased to announce that Amanda Mehlin will be Managing Partner of CWJ from 1st May 2019.
Amanda will be taking over the reins from Andrew Wright, the great-great-grandson of the founder of Clarkson Wright & Jakes, who after 22 years as Managing Partner will become Senior Partner. Andrew will continue to work as a corporate solicitor and notary public.
Amanda joined the firm in 1990 as a trainee solicitor and qualified as a dispute resolution lawyer. With nearly 30 years of experience advising hundreds of business clients on commercial litigation issues, she also has extensive experience advising non-business clients on resolving disputes.
Amanda Mehlin commented “I am delighted and honoured to be taking over as head of such a well-respected firm and I’m looking forward to building on Andrew’s excellent work.”
Commenting on Amanda’s appointment, Andrew said: “Amanda has spent her entire career at CWJ and is hugely respected by staff and clients alike. I know Amanda will be an excellent leader of CWJ and the firm will continue to flourish. I wish her every success as Managing Partner.”
The handover process between Andrew and Amanda has been in the planning for the last few months so a smooth changeover is ensured in May.
John Bowden, currently Senior Partner, will retire at the end of April after 18 years. When he first joined the firm, he headed the Corporate department but for the last few years he has been in charge of the Commercial Property team.
Andrew Wright commented “I would like to thank John for his immeasurable contribution to CWJ over the years. He has been instrumental in the firm’s success and we will miss his outstanding and wide-ranging expertise. We wish him an enjoyable retirement.”