Ringrose Law has marked the end of an era with the retirement of long-serving partners Paul Cooper and Christine Pickwell.
Both have served in the firm since the early eighties and have now announced their intention to retire from 30 April.
John Knight, partner and head of the firm’s personal injury and medical negligence team, will be taking over Mr Cooper’s role of senior partner from 1 May.
Mr Cooper was made a Partner of Ringrose Law in 1986 and has taken on management responsibilities ever since. He has been head of the family department and an accredited family mediator for many years with past accreditations for mental health tribunal work and personal injury.
He was also Acting Senior Coroner for South Lincolnshire until the reorganisation of the county boundaries and despite which retains the post of Assistant Coroner for the new division of Lincolnshire he is also a Deputy District Judge and will continue both of these roles going forward on a part time basis.
Ms Pickwell has also established an excellent reputation in the county in the family law and family mediation arena. She has been practising in family law since the early 1980’s and was the first female partner since the merger of Adie Pickwell & Ringrose & Co in 1989.
Whilst Christine will be stepping back from the partnership, she will remain as a consultant and continue in her role as family mediator & head of the Ringrose family mediation department.
In a joint statement, Ms Pickwell and Mr Cooper said: “We would like to wish the new Partners every success for the future, there is a lot of exciting change to come for Ringrose Law.
“The firm continues to adapt to the client’s needs, developing the software and technology that we have, and we are pleased to say there will be some further announcements being made over the next 12 months, to ensure that we stay a leading regional law firm.”