Slaughter and May’s senior partner, Steve Cooke, is set to join public relations and consulting firm Brunswick Group in May 2024, according to a Brunswick statement.

Cooke is due to step down from his role as senior partner at the end of his term in April 2024, with successor Roland Turnill expected to take up the reins on May 1. The move to announce Turnill as successor three years ahead of time caused plenty of discussion across the industry.