Thackray Williams Appoints Business Strategy Heavyweight to Drive Rapid Expansion

Thackray Williams

LONDON – March 18, 2024 – Thackray Williams, the prominent law firm serving London and Kent, announces strategic enhancements to its management and commercial teams in response to a remarkable 82% revenue surge within its employment and commercial divisions over the past three years.

Pioneering the firm’s trajectory forward, Simon Slater, a distinguished figure in business strategy, assumes the role of non-executive Chair. With an illustrious career marked by pivotal contributions to leading UK professional service firms like Charles Russell Speechlys, Eversheds, and Cripps, Slater brings a wealth of expertise to Thackray Williams. Formerly serving as CEO of Thomson Snell & Passmore, the world’s oldest established legal practice, Slater is poised to spearhead the firm’s ambitious growth initiatives.

Thackray Williams, which provides a full range of legal services to businesses, associations, institutions and private individuals, has also appointed Megan O’Hara as an Employment Partner, Julian Munroe as Employment Associate Solicitor, Charlene Cowen as Head of People and Wellbeing, Amit Bhangham as Commercial Property Senior Associate and Lewis Glasson as a Litigation Partner.

Glasson’s appointment has allowed the firm to offer legal specialism in the Sports industry for the first time, adding an additional sector to Thackray William’s expanding and rapidly growing commercial practise.

Sean Sanders, Managing Partner, said: “The legal sector continues to move rapidly and these additions mean Thackray Williams is well positioned to significantly grow within the evolving landscape and changing client needs.”

Combined revenue for the employment, commercial litigation and corporate departments stood at £1.15 million in 2021, rocketing to £2.1 million in 2023. For the first time, Thackray Williams, headquartered in Bromley, is aiming to be ranked in the UK’s top 200 law firms later this year.

 “My Partners and our people are ambitious. We have a clear strategy to become one of the South East’s leading law firms. Our business has significantly grown in recent years due to the firm’s continued investment in our existing staff, as well as our focus on attracting high quality lawyers, which has increased our service levels and quality of advice. This makes new client acquisition easier, and also presents great opportunities for development of our people – and prospective future staff.” added Sanders.

Thackray Williams has also recently announced four internal Partner promotions. In the Private Client department, Mitchell Thompson and Nima Stepney have been promoted to Partners. In the Property team, Marcus Beavis has been appointed as Head of New Build and David Gibson as Head of Leasehold. Both Marcus and David began their careers as trainees at the firm, which employs more than 140 staff.


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