At a few minutes past noon today (July 23), Boris Johnson was announced as the new leader of the Conservative Party, defeating rival Jeremy Hunt by securing nearly twice as many votes from party members. But how is his incoming premiership being viewed by the legal sector? Legal Week has garnered reactions from lawyers around the U.K.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer senior partner Edward Braham has high expectations. “Boris was vocal in his support for business during his campaign, and we look forward to working with the new government to secure good outcomes for business and for our economy,” he said.