The Thompsons partnership entry programme is running for the first time this year to encourage progression and development. It lays down the challenge for individuals to step up to the role of partner and take on an organisational perspective to add value to the firm.

Stephen Cavalier, Thompsons chief executive designate, said: “The appointment process was rigorous and very competitive, with the quality of applicants being extremely high. The panel saw a wealth of talent, ideas and potential across the firm, which augurs well for Thompsons in the future.”