Addleshaw Goddard’s managing partner, John Joyce, has reaffirmed his position at the helm after an undisputed leadership choice, the company announced today (November 2nd).
The nomination deadline ended on October 30, and Joyce has now been elected for a four-year term beginning May 1, 2021. Joyce was first elected to the position in 2014 after a controversial election against real estate chief Adrian Collins.
Commenting on his choice, Joyce said, ‘It has been a real privilege to have led the company for the past six and a half years and to have helped make such strong strides in developing and improving our business on numerous fronts in the UK and internationally. I am very excited to have the opportunity to continue to lead the company through a period of ongoing uncertainty, but the strong business we have created and the way we have come together during the pandemic give me the possibility of real optimism for the future. ‘
Joyce also mentioned the ongoing uncertainty in August when the company announced its financial results. On a Steel Performance, sales increased 4% while Affiliate Profits decreased slightly and decreased 5% to £ 690,000. Over 80% of sales came from energy and utilities, financial services, healthcare, real estate, retail and consumer, and transportation.
In addition, Addleshaws has an impressive track record under Joyce’s leadership. The firm increased the number of global partners by 50% and the capacity of lawyers / business services by 40%. It has also grown for six years in a row, increasing sales from £ 171m to £ 288m, an increase of 68%.
Charles Penney, Senior Partner at Addleshaws commented, ‘John is a highly respected leader who is committed to making our business attractive to the best customers and people, and he has the overwhelming support of our partners across all of our offices in UK and Europe. Asia and the Middle East will lead our company for the next four years. ‘
For more information on Addleshaw Goddard and his leadership, check out our interview with John Joyce earlier this year: ‘The Addleshaws Interview: The Rebound Guy’