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Maria Passemard

Head of Legal Projects

John Lewis Partnerships


Maria Passemard is the Head of Legal Operations/Projects for the John Lewis Partnership. The Legal Team within the John Lewis Partnership supports the following areas, Employment, Commercial, Property and Co–Sec. There are a total of 28 in the legal team including support staff, paralegals and Co-Sec. Maria is an employment lawyer by background and has also worked for The John Lewis Partnership as their Head of Legal – Employment. Prior to that Maria worked in a Knowledge Management and Training role at Pinsent Masons, was a Partner at Kent-based firm Brachers and has previously worked for DLA and trained with Mills & Reeve. Maria works in London, lives in Rugby and has two young children to keep her on her toes!