Law firm Devonshires backs future leaders programme

Future of London is delighted that law firm Devonshires has become a co-sponsor of Future London Leaders, the established leadership development programme.

Future London Leaders (FLL) launched in 2010 to support the professional development of promising practitioners in the built environment sector. There are now over 500 graduates of the programme, many of whom are now in senior leadership roles.

Neil Toner, Partner, and Head of Real Estate at Devonshires, said:

“Devonshires has a long history of advising the built environment sector and has always strived to add value in the delivery of our services, from growing a forum for in-house lawyers to upskilling our client teams.

“This new opportunity to partner with an established network like Future of London means a great deal to us and provides a strong platform to continue our commitment to building the future of the sector.”


Neil Toner (left) and colleague and Matthew Waters, a Partner specialising in housing, will continue to mentor participants on Future of London leadership programmes. Housing Partner Saghar Roya (centre) has also become a mentor.

Programme sponsors with housing expertise

Devonshires is a law firm specialising in advising social housing providers of all kinds (registered and unregistered, for-profit and non-profit, local authorities, and private registered providers). Their experience ranges from strategic advice to executive boards to dealing with routine legal work.

The law firm becomes a co-sponsor of the programme alongside Lovell, the housebuilder, which has supported Future London Leaders since its launch.

Future London Leaders brings together public, private and third sector candidates  from a range of disciplines. The programme enables individuals to build their professional networks while receiving support from the wider FoL network.

Nicola Mathers, Chief Executive of Future of London, said:

“Devonshires has been a keen supporter of Future of London for a number of years, so we are delighted to welcome them as a core sponsor of the Future London Leaders programme.

“Their support will ensure we can continue to develop the programme to create first class learning opportunities for the next generation of leaders, and their housing expertise will add value to our professional network.”

Find out more about about Future London Leaders here.