13 October 2014

Mishcon elects new Employment Head and re-elects Head of Real Estate

Today law firm Mishcon de Reya announces the outcome of their 2014 Head of Department elections.

The election process was first announced in October 2013, with Managing Partner Kevin Gold, Head of Dispute Resolution Kasra Nouroozi and Head of Corporate Nick Davis all being re-elected for three year terms.

This year, scheduled elections have taken place in the Employment and Real Estate departments. After 10 years, Joanna Blackburn has decided to stand down as Head of the Employment department to enable her to give a greater amount of time to larger firm-wide initiatives. Daniel Naftalin, running unopposed, has been elected to Head of Department in her place effective 10th April 2015, for a three year term.

No contenders put themselves forward for election to Head of the Real Estate department, so Nick Doffman has been automatically re-elected for a three year term, also effective 10th April 2015.

Managing Partner Kevin Gold said, "On behalf of the entire Firm, I would like to extend warm thanks to Joanna for her tremendous dedication and hard work over the last decade in building the Employment Department to where it is today and in helping to steer the Firm as a member of our Board. I am sure that she will continue to play a key strategic role in the Firm going forward. I wish Daniel success in his new role."