New Senior Partner at Cripps Pemberton Greenish

2 March, 2021
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish

Cripps Pemberton Greenish has elected Head of Real Estate, Mike Scott, as its new Senior Partner with effect from 1 May 2021.

Mike joined Cripps as a trainee solicitor in 1994, becoming a partner in 2002 and Head of Real Estate in 2015. He specialises in property dispute resolution dealing with a wide range of property disputes, landlord and tenant issues and property insolvency. Mike takes on the role of Senior Partner from Clare Hyland, whose term of office expires at the end of April.  Clare will continue as a real estate partner at the firm.

Mike said: “It is an absolute honour and a privilege to be elected as Senior Partner. During my time with the firm, we have changed and grown significantly, especially over the last decade, having gone through two mergers, moving to our new Tunbridge Wells head office and expanding our presence in London. It is this ambition for growth and continuous improvement that will drive our future and ongoing success.

In the last 12 months in particular I have been immensely proud of how our people have adapted, innovated and gone the extra mile for our clients. The pandemic has tested our resilience and, having weathered the storm well, we are in a strong position to take the business forward into a future in which the pace of change is accelerating.

The use of technology is all-pervasive, how we communicate is changing and businesses are recognising their role in addressing the social, environmental and economic challenges facing our society. It is an incredibly exciting time to be stepping into this role and I am looking forward to helping to shape the future direction of our firm.”

Managing Partner, Gavin Tyler commented: “It has been a pleasure working alongside Clare over the last five years as we have gone through some of the biggest changes the firm has ever seen.

Mike is an excellent candidate to take over the role of Senior Partner. Having been an influential force for good over many years, he embodies the spirit of Cripps. He also has strong, personal relationships with many of our clients as well as links to many organisations within our local communities. I’m looking forward to working with him.”