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Contentious tax lawyer Leisl Fichardt has joined Clifford Chance from Berwin Leighton Paisner.

DLA Piper has announced the acquisition of two partners at the firm; Patrick Somers from Berwin Leighton Paisner and James O’Donnell from Debevoise & Pimpton LLP.

Pinsent Masons has welcomed contentious insurance lawyer Manoj Vaghela from Clyde and Co. Manoj joins as partner in the insurance group.

Georgie Collins has been appointed as partner in the intellectual property team at Irwin Mitchell.

Former DAC Beachcroft partner Reena Patel joins Wragge & Co as commercial development and investment partner.

Reed Smith has welcomed Jonathan Soloman as partner in the energy and natural resources team from Dentons.

Colin Sawdry has been announced as new intellectual property partner at Davenport Lyons from Field Fisher Waterhouse.

Babette Marzheuser- Woods has been appointed as partner in the technology, media and telecoms team at Dentons. Babette joins from Field Fisher Waterhouse.

Alex Watt from Reed Solicitors has joined Browne Jacobson as partner in the expanding commercial team.

Winkworth Sherwood has announced that Xuan Pollard has joined the firm as partner from Gordon Dadds.

Mark Lewis has been welcomed into the commercial dispute resolution team at Manches from IBB Solicitors.

Tim Drake, Matthew Searle and Alistair Crellin & Peter Davis have joined Gunner Cooke as partners.

Brown Ruddnick has recruited Peter Bibby as a partner.

James Meakin has been welcomed as a partner in the corporate tax team at Speechly Bircham.

Bruce Bloomingdale and Jeremiah Wagner have both joined Cadwalder, Wickersham & Taft as partners from Mayer Brown.

Osbourne Clarke has appointed Simmons & Simmons former managing associate Andrew Bartlett as partner within the commercial litigation department.

Adam Rose has joined Mishcon de Reya as commercial partner from Berwin Leighton Paisner. Mishcon has also announced the recruitment of Pitmans former head of trademarks Sally Britton.

Payne Hicks has announced the acquisition of Carl Asser as partner in the construction and energy department from Dundas & Wilson.

Mats Sacklen has been announced as partner at Baker & McKenzie. Mats joins from McDermott, Will & Emery.

Covingtons & Burling has welcomed Charlotte Hill as financial services partner from Stephenson Harwood.

Howard Kennedy Fsi has appointed Ian Reid as head of construction.
Dr Asheesh Kumar Das has been announced as partner within the debt finance team at McGuireWoods LLP. The firm has also has appointed business consultant Jonathan Paisner.

Lewis Silkin former partner Neil Toner has joined Devonshires.

Grant Evatt has been welcomed as partner at Hilary Meredith Solicitors. Grant joins from Blake Lapthorn.

Fortsters has welcomed Rosalyn Breedy as corporate partner.

Andrew Stafford QC has been joined Kobre & Kim LLP form Littleton Chambers.

Chamika Hand has been welcomed as legal director within the insurance team at Clyde & Co. Charmika joins from Pinsent Masons

Chistopher Newell has been appointed at non executive director at Mills & Reeve.

Manches has welcomed Mark Lewis and Caroline Bruce from IBB. Mark joins at associate while Caroline joins as assistant solicitor.

Khai Nquyen has been promoted to director in banking and finance at Wragge & Co.

Solicitors Dr Adam Gamsa and Dennis Waller have both joined Powell Gilbert.

Angel Law’s former solicitor Victoria Eccles has been recruited into the property and private client team at Miller Rosenfalck.

Morrisons Solicitors has welcomed Lynda Reynolds into the personal injury and medical negligence team following the successful completion of her training contract.

Keystone Law has welcomed eight new consultants to the firm: Stephen Levinson from Radcliffes LeBrasseur, David Fenton from Teacher Stem LLP, Commercial property lawyers Andrew Cooper & Laura Rogers, Lara Cole from Eversheds, Oliver Goodwin from Squire Sanders, insurance specialist Daniel Crockford and Alex Penberthy from Greenwoods Solicitors LLP.

Former Slater & Gordon’s head of family Margaret Kelly has joined Josiah- Lake Gardiner as a consultant.

Jon Oakley has been appointed at associate at Michael Simkins LLP from Schillings.

Hugh James has welcomed Michael O’Maoileoin and Rachel Khan as senior associates within the corporate recovery and insolvency team.

Tom Davies from Mourant Ozannes has been appointed and senior associate within the corporate finance team at Bedell Cristin.

Tom Evans joins Latham & Watkins from Clifford Chance.

Michael Weir has joined Jones Day from Berwin Leighton Paisner.

Wragge & Co has confirmed the appointment of David Fennell as global managing partner.

Mayer Brown has welcomed banking and finance partners Richard Todd and Trevor Wood from Berwin Leighton Paisner.

Jackie Newstead has been welcomed as head of global real estate at Hogan Lovells.

David Skinner has joined Charles Russell as partner in the corporate and commercial team.

Field Fisher Waterhouse has appointed former Baker McKenzie solicitor Luke Whitmore. Luke joins as partner in the structured finance team.

Pinsent Masons former partner Roger Fink has joined Michelmores as partner.

Nabbaro has announced the appointment of Richard Brown from Osborne Clarke as the new head of employment.

George Carter former partners Ping Leung, Martin Standen and Philip Vickers have joined Veale Wasbrough Vizard. Steven Dale also joins the firm as senior associate along with Hei Leung who joins as solicitor.

Kirkland & Ellis has celebrated the promotions of James Crooks, Alexandra Conroy, Mark Fine, Valerie Goldstein, James Howe, Andrej Wolf and Dulcie Sawle Daly to partner.

Ronan Mellon has been recruited by DLA Piper. Ronan joins as partner in the structured finance team.

Mayer Brown has welcomed Greg Stonefield to the corporate and securities team in the position of partner.

Tom Evans from Clifford Chance has joined the corporate team at Latham & Watkins. Tom joins as partner.

Bindmans LLP has announced the appointment of two new partners. Flora Grossman has joined the family team while Tuckers former partner Jules Carey joins to head the police misconduct team.

Amee Popat has been promoted to partner at GSC Solicitors.

Sarah Pearce has been welcomed to Edwards Wildman as partner.

Pemberton Greenish has celebrated the promotion of two employees within the real estate department. Laura Checkley and David de Maupeou both now become partners.

Vinson & Elkins has announced that energy partner Paul Deemer will be joining the London office from the firm’s Beijing office.

Alison Ramsey of Hogan Lovells and Liam MacDonnell of Amsprop have joined the commercial real estate team at Maple Teesdale Solicitors as partners.

GRM Law has announced that James Thomson will be joining the firm as head of property. James joins from Verto Group.

Natasha Harrison has been appointed by Boies Schiller & Flexner as head of the London Office.

Carol-Ann Burton has joined Holman Fenwick & Willan as senior insurance regulatory consultant.

DWF has welcomed Xanthe Andrews from Irwin Mitchell as senior solicitor in the insurance team.

Compliance consultant Bhavni Shah has joined Weightmans.

Crispin Jones, formerly at DLA Piper, has joined the commercial litigation team at Russell Cooke. Crispin joins the firm as senior associate.

Alice Killingbeck has been welcomed to the private client team at Harcus Sinclair.

Lawyers on Demand has announced the appointment of Geoff Griffin as people and development advisor.

Bingham McCutchen LLP has confirmed the appointment of Jones Day’s Frances Murphy to the global competition team.

Matthew Hooton is set to join the real estate team at Simmons & Simons from Ashurst

Ashurst former partner Anthony Burnett will be joining the commercial property team at McFarlanes.

Irwin Michell has announced that Pinsent Masons former head of dispute resolution Neil Kissack will be joining the firm as head of commercial litigation.

Hill Dickinson has acquired Hannah Basha and Magnus Boyd from PSB Law following its close in September.

Vargags has announced the appointment of Ruben Sinha from Radcliffes Le Brasseur as senior associate.

Hogal Lovells has announced the acquisition on Ed Harris from SJ Berwin.

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