Leading law firm Moore Blatch has appointed partner Ed Whittington as managing partner, taking over from David Thompson who, after 12 years in the role, is standing down.
Currently co-head of the real estate commercial division and head of the rural services team, Ed Whittington is recognised by Chambers as a ’leading individual’ who is ’respected for his specialist knowledge of land law and hands-on approach.’ Ed took over the position from David Thompson in September.
Ed Whittington commented: ’Under David’s stewardship Moore Blatch has not only grown but also climbed the legal industry rankings with many of our lawyers and professional teams receiving national and local recommendations from professional bodies for the quality of their work. I share David’s ambition for the firm, and look forward to building on his success.’
David Thompson said, ’Ed has not only built up a formidable reputation as an exceptional lawyer, but has also been instrumental in leading the expansion of the commercial real estate division in the south and London. He has the personal and professional skills to oversee Moore Blatch’s continued growth across all business areas, and to cement its reputation as one of the south of England’s leading law firms. Moore Blatch is in very good hands.’
David Thompson will continue on at Moore Blatch as partner and head of the regulatory and business crime team.