As we enter the middle of May 2022, we are delighted to announce the elevation of Philip Astles to senior partner of Kidd Rapinet.
Philip is the fourth senior partner of the firm, following in the footsteps of Michael Rapinet, one of Kidd Rapinet’s founding fathers; Andy Lewis, under whom Philip worked for many years in the firm’s Slough office; and Paul Taylor.
Philip takes over the reins from Paul, who is relinquishing the top job after heading the firm for 22 years to focus on his clients.
Philip is no stranger to challenges. He joined Kidd Rapinet back in 1998, as one of Paul Taylor’s trainees, qualifying in 2000 and making partner in just under three years.
Since that time, he has worked tirelessly as a commercial solicitor securing many corporate deals for SMEs to multi-national firms in a variety of market sectors.
Philip took over as managing partner of the Slough office in 2008 and has been instrumental in strengthening the Kidd Rapinet brand in recent years in both traditional marketing activities and, more recently, in the digital arena.
As a direct result, Kidd Rapinet has a comprehensive, informative, and attractive website with many news articles, free downloads, a strong social media activity balanced with local events, as well as community and charity support across all six offices.
“I am super confident that Philip will prove to be an inspirational senior partner and will continue to maintain the high standards of service and brand reputation that Kidd Rapinet has built over the past sixty-five years. I wish him every possible success in the role” adds Paul Taylor
“I’m looking forward to this next chapter with the Kidd Rapinet team”, confirms Philip Astles. As I said to them last week “Let’s go, there’s still plenty to do and no room for complacency.”
Philip will continue to be supported by the firm’s twenty-two partners across six offices: Slough, Maidenhead, High Wycombe, Aylesbury, Farnham, and Canary Wharf.