While continuing to lead the law firm as senior partner, Peter Hawkes has become chairman. Furley Page has appointed a managing partner who now oversees operations and is responsible for delivery of the business plan.

Partner and head of real estate Jeremy Licence has taken on the key role of managing partner. Jeremy will chair a new management executive which will focus on the firm’s business objectives. Members of the executive will include partner and head of corporate, Susan Jennings, and Nicola August, who is partner and head of vulnerable client.

Peter says: “These changes do not mean any radical alteration to the culture and ethos of Furley Page but it has created a more modern and business-like structure best suited to ensuring the firm continues to prosper in the years ahead. The changes build on a number of recent successes.”

According to the recently-published Kent Legal Sector Review 2017, Furley Page is ranked among the top four of Kent’s best-performing law firms, based on the latest results from independent national legal guides Chambers UK and The Legal 500.

Both guides recognise Furley Page teams and individual lawyers for their expertise and quality of client service.

Jeremy says: “Generations of people in Kent and Medway have turned to Furley Page for help when they most need it and we are also proud of our reputation as an integral part of the region’s business community.

“The changes we have made to our senior management structure put us in a strong position to deliver on the growth strategy that will see us continue to provide clients with the very best outcomes.”