THE chairman of a law firm has retired after 34 years’ service.
Nick Gross, chairman and corporate partner at Coffin Mew, is set to relinquish the helm in April 2018.
Colleagues have said that they are sorry to see Mr Gross go and feel privileged and proud to have worked with him.
Nick said: ‘Since I joined Coffin Mew 34 years ago the legal landscape has changed due to relentless regulation, increasing client demands and stiff competition,
‘Despite this Coffin Mew has come a long way, recently merging with Charles Lucas & Marshall to create a £15m legal business across eight locations with more than 220 employees. This makes it one of the largest law firms in the central south region.
‘However, some things have stayed the same – the friendship and loyalty of people in the firm, their commitment to succeed and our pride in the service we provide to clients.
‘Coffin Mew is in my DNA and I leave behind a thriving, ambitious team - one that will build on the merger and continue to attract high quality clients.’
The firm, which has offices across the south coast, has appointed Nick Leavey as the new chairman.
Mr Leavey is currently head of commercial property.