Simon Holdsworth joined Thrings in 1997 and became a Partner in 2000, before succeeding Thomas Sheppard as Managing Partner in 2013. A specialist in commercial litigation who heads up Thrings’ Company Commercial Team, Simon – who was recently re-elected as Managing Partner for a second three-year term – oversees all legal and operational aspects of the business. In this senior position, he sets and implements the strategic plan that guides and drives Thrings forward, working closely with all department heads, partners and business services directors in the firm’s offices in London, Bristol, Bath and Swindon to ensure the firm continues to meet the ever-changing expectations of its clients. Simon’s tenure as Managing Partner has coincided with a period of sustained strategic growth for Thrings, whose 35-per-cent increase in turnover over the past three years has reinforced its reputation as a leading commercial law firm. Thrings is also set to increase its geographical presence and add strength and depth to its existing teams with the opening of a new office in Southampton later this year.