The Solicitors Regulation Authority has confirmed that it is reviewing information it has received from international firm CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, which has dismissed one of its managing partners.
The firm has fired Andrew Stott, Singapore managing partner, following recommendations from other senior partners, it confirmed today. The dismissal was approved by a 20-partner board. The firm declined to comment on the reason for the dismissal.
The matter was referred to the SRA, which has said it is reviewing the information before deciding on any next steps.
A spokesperson for CMS said: ‘We confirm that a partner has been dismissed from the firm and the circumstances have been reported to the SRA. CMS does not normally comment publicly on confidential partner matters. We are mindful of the SRA process and serious sensitivities and will not be commenting further at this time.’
Toby Grainger has been appointed as the new office managing partner in Singapore.
Stott was Singapore managing partner at Olswang and took over as managing partner of the combined firm when Olswang joined forces with Nabarro and CMS in May last year.