Blandy & Blandy has announced Nick Burrows will be the law firm’s new chairman.

He will replace Brenda Long who has been in the role since 2016.

Mr Burrows, partner in the corporate & commercial team, has been with the firm since 2002 and has spent a period as one of its joint managing directors.

Mrs Long said: “I am delighted to be handing over to Nick, who is a hugely respected, dedicated and approachable colleague and lawyer.

“For our clients, contacts and colleagues, the past year has represented one of the more challenging periods in our firm’s near-300 year history. With his significant experience, I have no doubt that Nick is the perfect choice to lead Blandy & Blandy through the coming months and years, as the UK begins to emerge from this pandemic and looks towards a hopefully strong recovery.

“For the final time as chairman, I would again like to thank our entire team for their hard work and dedication during the past 12 months in particular.”

Mr Burrows said: “I would like to express the firm’s thanks to Brenda and to say that I am greatly looking forward to working closely with our joint managing partners, Tim Clark and Jonathan Gater, and with our fellow partners and colleagues, to support our clients’ evolving needs and expectations as we look to the future.

“According to recent research, the Thames Valley is among the best placed regions in the UK in terms of recovering from this downturn and returning to a point of growth and prosperity for individuals and business. As a firm, we are committed to playing our part in that journey.”

Mr Burrows takes up the role on April 1.

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