Taylor Wessing names next UK senior partner

Private wealth sector head Nick Warr to succeed Dominic FitzPatrick in January

Nick Warr Image courtesy of Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing has appointed the head of its international private wealth practice, Nick Warr, as its next UK senior partner. 

London-based Warr will begin his three-year term in January and succeeds Dominic FitzPatrick, who completes six years in the role in December having been re-elected to serve a second term in November 2020.

“Nick is an outstanding lawyer and a proven leader, as practice area leader, sector leader and a member of the firm’s supervisory council,” FitzPatrick said. “He is Taylor Wessing through and through and applies enormous energy, drive and commitment to everything he does. I am delighted that he will succeed me as senior partner.”

Warr is a veteran of more than 20 years at Taylor Wessing, where he made partner in 2005. The firm said he would continue to practise alongside his new leadership responsibilities.

Warr has been awarded Band 1 ranking by Chambers, which notes his experience with trusts and estate planning matters, adding that he is “well regarded for his work advising clients with links to the Middle East”. 

Warr commented: “I have been very lucky to have the support of my partners in building a market leading practice and international sector team and I am humbled that they are now trusting me with the role of senior partner, taking up the mantle from Dominic, to whom we are all grateful for his commitment and dedication over the past six years.”

Taylor Wessing’s UK senior partner works closely with the firm’s supervisory council, which sets remuneration, and its UK executive board, led by managing partner Shane Gleghorn, who succeeded three-term predecessor Tim Eyles in 2018 and was re-elected in June 2021. 

Gleghorn also serves as global co-chair alongside Germany managing partner Olaf Kranz.

Taylor Wessing saw a 4.4% increase in global revenue to a record £439m in the year to 30 April 2023, according to data from The American Lawyer. Revenue for the firm’s UK business rose by 3.5% to £227.1m, but profits fell by 12% to £81.7m, which the firm at the time chalked up to “significant investment” over the course of the year.

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