August 3, 2020 @ 10:45 by Alison Cowie
Christopher Welch has been appointed the new managing partner at Sintons law firm.
He takes up the position after 17 years with the firm, during which time he has become one of the most highly esteemed corporate lawyers in the North of England, acting for an array of leading businesses both locally and nationally.
A corporate partner in Sintons, Christopher has more for some time been a part of the firm’s senior management team and has played a central role in major projects to help shape the future of the firm, including its recent rebrand.
Christopher has, during his 30-year career, acted for some of the most recognisable names in UK business. He will combine his role as managing partner with client work ensuring that he is still able to meet the needs of his loyal and longstanding client base.
He takes over from Mark Quigley, who became Sintons’ first managing partner in 2017. During his fixed three-years term in post, Mark has overseen significant growth in all areas of the Sintons’ business, with major new client wins and significant recruitment of leading lawyers underpinning the firm’s progress.
Mark, for many years known as one of the North’s leading personal injury lawyers, returns to his specialist field of work as head of personal injury at Sintons. He will help to spearhead the ongoing growth of that department and, particularly, its rapidly expanding neurotrauma team, which acts for clients across the UK and has become known as a leader in its field nationally.
Christopher said: “Firstly, I would like to give my thanks to Mark for the excellent work he has done over the past three years.
“Creating the role of managing partner position broke new ground for the firm and during his time in post Mark has worked tirelessly, with our management committee, to achieve great successes. As a result of this strong progress we have made, we remain in a strong position going forward, despite the ongoing economic uncertainty presented by COVID-19.
“I am very pleased to be appointed to the role of managing partner and look forward to meeting the challenges ahead. We have a hugely capable team at Sintons with many talented, committed people I know I can put my trust in. We will work together to achieve our ambitions as a firm for the benefit of all our colleagues and our clients.
“Having built longstanding relationships with my clients, many of whom have been with me since the earliest days of my career, I will continue in my role as a corporate lawyer. Being the trusted advisor to clients whose businesses and aspirations you come to understand over the course of many years carries great responsibility, and I will continue to act on their behalf and support them as we emerge from the pandemic and into the future.”