Movers & Shakers: London



Linklaters has appointed Carl Fernandes as a partner in the financial regulation practice. He will be relocating to Asia but will remain in London for a period of time.

CMS has appointed two new partners in its corporate practice. Financial services M&A partner Emma Clark and private equity partner Edward Holmes.

Hogan Lovells has announced 27 new partner promotions effective 1 January 2022. They include London-based: Graham Cutts, corporate & finance (real estate); Anthony Doolittle, corporate & finance (mergers & acquisitions); David Palmer, corporate & finance (capital markets); Hannah Piper, litigation, arbitration and employment (litigation); Penny Powell (global regulatory & intellectual property, media & technology (strategic operations, agreements and regulation); and Tom Smith, litigation, arbitration and employment (international arbitration).

Addleshaw Goddard has hired ex co- head of Fieldfisher’s energy and natural resources team, Matthew Williams, as a partner within its infrastructure projects and energy team.

Irwin Mitchell has appointed Jonathan More as a partner in the construction practice based in the London office. Fieldfisher has appointed barristers Quinton Newcomb and Shiv Haria-Shah as partners to lead a new commercial crime team. The team will be led by Newcomb as head of commercial crime.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Sylvia Noury has been appointed Queen’s Counsel in the latest round of appointments. Noury heads Freshfields’ international arbitration group in London. Specialising in commercial and treaty arbitrations.

Allen & Overy’s Kate Davies McGill has been appointed Queen’s Counsel in the 2021 competition. Davies McGill is a partner in the firm’s international arbitration group.

Herbert Smith Freehills partner Chris Parker has been appointed Queen’s Counsel in England and Wales.

Gaëtan Verhoosel, a founding partner of Three Crowns LLP, has been appointed Queen’s Counsel.

King & Spalding trial & global disputes partner Ruth Byrne has been appointed to the Queen’s Counsel 2021 list.

King & Spalding has announced a number of new counsel, effective 1 January 2022. London-based Jenni Weaver (trial and global disputes) leads the discovery center’s international practice out of the London office.

Dominic Griffiths has been appointed the next managing partner of Mayer Brown’s London office, effective 1 January 2022. Griffiths succeeds Sally Davies who, having held the position since July 2017, will focus on her role as a member of Mayer Brown’s eight-lawyer global management committee.

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP has announced a number of partner promotions, including Kaisa Kuusk in London. Kuusk is a partner in the corporate department.

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has promoted a number of new partners, including two in London. Lee Rubin advises on high-value sourcing deals, particularly in the financial and technology sectors.  Vincent Zabielski advises on a range of construction and infrastructure projects.

Weil Gotshal & Manges has appointed a number of new partners. In the London office Edward Freeman works in the private equity team where he specialises in advising on private equity and mergers and acquisition transactions.  Alexander Horstmann works in the banking and finance group in London as well as the European high yield team, and is admitted as an Attorney at Law in the State of New York.  Hayley Lund is a member of the London disputes and investigations practice, and a member of the international arbitration and trade group.  Jenny Davidson works in the restructuring group in London.

Boies Schiller Flexner has promoted David Hunt and Prateek Swaika to partners in the London office. Hunt focuses on international arbitration, with a particular emphasis on investor-state disputes.  Swaika is an experienced solicitor advocate handling high-value, complex disputes on behalf of funds, banks, corporations, governments, heads of state, and high-net- worth individuals.

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has elected a number of new partners, as of 1 January 2022. They include London-based Leo Kitchen, Adam McWilliams and Karabeth Ovenden. Kitchen’s practice centres on complex commercial and financial litigation.  McWilliams focuses his practice on international arbitration, and has deep experience working with infrastructure, construction, energy and mining clients around the world.  Ovenden’s practice focuses on over-the- counter derivative products risk management and related disputes, insolvency matters, and complex commercial and tax disputes.

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP has announced that four new partners, Wim De Vlieger, Till Lefranc, Isabel Berger and Hugo Hernández-Mancha, are joining the firm’s corporate practice in London.

McGuireWoods LLP has elected 23 new partners effective 1 January 2022. Newly promoted in London are: Karl Hemingway (M&A and energy transactional); and Chloe S. Steele (business & securities litigation).

Milbank LLP has announced that 13 attorneys have been elected to the firm’s partnership effective 1 January 2022. Promoted in the London office: Kate Colman, a member of the firm’s financial restructuring group; and Ana Grbec, a member of the capital markets group.

Jones Day has named 48 new partners, with effect from 1 January 2022. Newly promoted in the London office are: Philip J. Devenish (global disputes); Ryan Hill (real estate); Hannah Rose (private equity); and Matt Trafford (financial markets).

Dentons has recruited Chris Brennan as a partner in the firm’s UK disputes division.

Wedlake Bell has announced the appointment of George Merrylees as a partner to its private client offshore team. 

Kennedys has announced that it is set to move its London office to the Fenchurch Building (known as the Walkie-Talkie building) in December 2022.

Taylor Wessing has appointed Karel Daele as a partner in the international arbitration group based in London.

Gateley Legal has appointed Ravi Longia as a corporate partner and head of investment funds.

Gowling WLG has welcomed new partner, Tom Pringle, to its UK restructuring and insolvency team.

Partners Natalie Simpkins and Edward Weaver, from Ellisons solicitors, are set to join Capsticks’ defendant personal injury practice in March 2022. BLM has appointed Colin Rogerson, a surrogacy and reproductive rights specialist, as a partner in the family law team based in London.

Simkins LLP has announced the launch of a family department. Partner Deborah Jeff will head the new family team.  Associate Jessica Keal also joins the family department.

BDB Pitmans has announced that it has agreed a merger with Portrait Solicitors. The transaction is due to complete in April 2022.

Hunters Law LLP has elected Henry Hood as the firm’s senior partner, with effect from 1 January 2022. He succeeds Paul Almy, who has fulfilled the role since 2011.

Hogan Lovells has announced 71 new counsel promotions effective 1 January 2022. They include London-based: James Alder, corporate & finance (private equity & funds); Cees Brouwer, corporate & finance (mergers & acquisitions); Clare Douglas, litigation, arbitration and employment (litigation); Tom Eyre-Brook, corporate & finance (tax, pensions & benefits); Dominic Hoar, global regulatory & intellectual property, media & technology (intellectual property, media & technology); Elise Martin, litigation, arbitration and employment (litigation); Aarti Rao, corporate & finance (capital markets); Nathan Sherlock, litigation, arbitration and employment (litigation); Dan Whitehead, global regulatory & intellectual property, media & technology (privacy and cybersecurity); and James Wise, litigation, arbitration and employment (litigation).

Daniel Lund has joined Dentons international trade practice in London.

Taylor Wessing has appointed Elizabeth Montpetit as senior counsel in the international arbitration group based in London.

Aaron Watkins has joined Kingsley Napley’s criminal litigation team to co-head the firm’s new international protection practice.

Reed Smith has appointed asset finance lawyer Andrew Harper as a senior associate in its transportation industry group.

Weil Gotshal & Manges has appointed a number of new counsel, effective 1 January 2022. Newly promoted in the London office are: Aziz Abdul (restructuring); Peter Boulle (private funds); Harriet Fielding (restructuring); Thomas Fisher (private equity); Kirstin Fyffe (private equity); Nicholas Krendel (banking & finance); Andrew Lauder (structured finance & derivatives, niche counsel); Michael McDonald (banking & finance); Laura Murray (real estate); Antony Serban (banking & finance); Emma Serginson (banking & finance); Manjinder Tiwana (private equity); Hein Visser (private equity); Thomas Weatherill (employment litigation, niche counsel); and Martin Weatherston- Wilson (private equity).

Stone King has appointed Ben Phillips as a solicitor in the corporate & commercial team based in London.

Simkins LLP has appointed Oliver Sharp as an associate in the private client team.

Agnieszka Maria Biel, has joined Gherson’s extradition practice.

Blake Morgan has appointed Victoria Hand as its equality, diversity & inclusion (EDI) specialist.

Gunnercooke has appointed Chris Ball as head of recruitment.

Barker Brettell has announced that Priscilla Makovski will be retiring after 44 years with the firm. Makovski was managing partner between 2009 and 2018.

Carpmaels & Ransford has announced the promotion of Rhodri Hopes, Craig Lumb, Emily Nikolic, and Sam Sackville to senior associate, effective 1 January 2022.

NatWest Group has appointed Gideon Moore as chief legal officer and general counsel. Moore will join NatWest on 1 April 2022 and will sit on the bank’s executive committee.

Electrocomponents PLC has announced the appointment of Andy James as acting general counsel and company secretary following the resignation of Ian Haslegrave.

Ian Haslegrave has joined Olam Food Ingredients as president and general counsel.

Standard Chartered plc has announced that qualified lawyer Scott Corrigan has been appointed as interim group company secretary in succession to Amanda Mellor who has left the company.

Numis Corporation Plc has appointed Richard Stewart as general counsel and company secretary with effect from 5 January 2021.

Wise plc has announced the appointment of Jane Fahey as company secretary. Fahey will replace Dean Nash, company secretary and general counsel, in this position.

Climate Asset Management, a partnership between HSBC Asset Management and Pollination, has appointed Amy Merrill as senior legal counsel.

Bidstack Group plc has announced that general counsel, David Garvey, has been appointed as company secretary.

Imperial College London has appointed Grainne Brankin as college secretary and general counsel with effect from January 2022. She takes over from Malcolm Edwards, acting college secretary.

The appointments of 101 new Queen’s Counsel have been announced. In London they are: Rupert Choat (Atkin Chambers), Jacqueline Carey (2 Bedford Row), Laurie-Anne Power (25 Bedford Row), Gemma Farrington (42 Bedford Row), Jessica Boyd, Hanif Mussa, Andrew Scott, Robert Weekes, Victoria Windle (Blackstone Chambers), Sarah Abram (Brick Court Chambers), Laura Johnson (1 Chancery Lane), Estelle Dehon (Cornerstone Barristers), Claire Toogood, Richard Whitehall (Crown Office Chambers), Jude Bunting, Laura Dubinsky, Richard Thomas, Sarah Vine, Liam Walker (Doughty Street Chambers), Alice Mayhew (Devereux Chambers), David Bradly (39 Essex Chambers), Tim Akkouh, Lucas Bastin, Jeremy Brier, Edward Brown, Neil Hart, Emily Wood (Essex Court Chambers), Alan Gardner, Nathan Rasiah (23 Essex Street), Claire Davies (Farringdon Chambers), Alexander Milner (Fountain Court Chambers), Melissa Murphy (Francis Taylor Building), Rhiannon Crimmins (Furnival Chambers), Laura Briggs (1GC Family Law), Nicola Braganza, Liz Davies, Mark Gatley (Garden Court Chambers), Tim Parker (9 Gough Chambers), Simon Howarth (Hailsham Chambers), Nneka Akudolu, Marios Lambis, Gudrun Young (2 Hare Court), Tim Green (Henderson Chambers), Alexander Chandler (1 King’s Bench Walk), Miranda Hill (6 KBW College Hill), Josephine Higgs (7KBW), Joanne Clement (11KBW), Calum Lamont (Keating Chambers), Carine Patry, Galina Ward, Toby Watkin (Landmark Chambers), Jeremy Lewis (Littleton Chambers), Thomas Munby, Andrew Westwood (Maitland Chambers), Zoe Leventhal, Sara Mansoori (Matrix Chambers), Matthew Bradley, Helen Evans (4 New Square), James St. Ville (8 New Square), Sultana Tafadar (No.5 Chambers), Betsan Criddle, Charlie Woodhouse (Old Square Chambers), Sebastian Isaac, James MacDonald, Alexander Polley (One Essex Court), David Grant (Outer Temple Chambers), Joy Brereton, Michael Gration (4 Paper Buildings), Deanna Heer (5 Paper Buildings), Alexander Wright (4 Pump Court), Julian Evans (QEB Hollis Whiteman), Mark Fell, Matthew Weaver (Radcliffe Chambers), Aidan Eardley (5RB), Sophia Roper, Claire Watson (Serjeants’ Inn Chambers), Giles Richardson (Serle Court), Stephen Robins (South Square), Rehana Azib, Lucy Wyles (2TG), Rachel Barnes (Three Raymond Buildings), Tony Beswetherick, Simon Milnes (Twenty Essex), and Farhaz Khan (3 Verulam Buildings).

Littleton Chambers has announced that, from 4 January 2022, Joel Wallace and Georgina Churchhouse will be joining chambers.

2TG has announced that commercial litigation, international arbitration and employment barrister, Emma Walker, joined chambers with effect from 1 January 2022.

Keating Chambers has welcomed Ratan K. Singh as an international member of chambers with effect from 1 January 2022.

Atkin Chambers has announced that Riaz Hussain QC has been elected to the Bench of Gray’s Inn.

Atkin Chambers has announced that door tenant Professor Janet Walker has been appointed to the Order of Canada for her expert legal authority in commercial arbitration and conflict of laws, and for advancing legal procedural standards in Canada.

5 St Andrew’s Hill has announced that Maria Scotland is now qualified to conduct arbitrations in financial matters under the Institute of Family Arbitrators Scheme.

Ayesha Smart, of 33 Bedford Row, has been appointed as chair of the BPC Disciplinary Committee. The BPC is a professional association for psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

12KBW has announced that Charlotte Reynolds and Anna Symington have been elected as joint deputy heads of Chambers.

Brick Court Chambers has welcomed Emilie Gonin as a new tenant. Gonin specialises in investment treaty and international commercial arbitration as well as commercial litigation relating thereto.

Brick Court Chambers has announced that James Wolffe QC will be re-joining Brick Court (where he was a door tenant between 2013 and 2016) as a door tenant in January 2022.

Cloisters has announced that Akua Reindorf has been appointed as an Equality and Human Rights Commissioner.

Professor Áine Ryall, academic panel member at Francis Taylor Building, has been elected as chair of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee.

Francis Taylor Building has announced that Jeremy Phillips QC has been appointed as a legally qualified chair of British Equestrian’s judicial panel.

Goldsmith Chambers has welcomed David Martin-Sperry, formerly of Charterhouse Chambers, as a member of the criminal law team.

9 Gough Square has announced that Jennifer Newcomb has been appointed to Level 4 of the CPS advocate panel.

6 KBW College Hill has announced that associate tenant, Matthew Dyson, has been appointed Professor of civil and criminal law at the University of Oxford.

Kate Traynor (call 2019) has joined Landmark Chambers as a specialist property, costs and commercial litigation barrister.

Six Pump Court has announced that Steven Walker QC has been appointed to the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre’s list of arbitrators.

Monckton Chambers has announced that Philip Moser QC has been elected as a judge of the FIA Courts. The FIA is the governing body for world motor sport.

Julian Hickey has joined Old Square Tax Chambers.

4 Paper Buildings has welcomed Alexandra Wilson.

Ali Bajwa QC has joined QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers with effect from 4 January 2022.

Three Raymond Buildings has announced that Jessica Hocking, Felix Keating and Kiera Oluwunmi are now tenants in chambers following the successful completion of their pupillage.

Red Lion Chambers has welcomed new member Jack Talbot, an experienced advocate who both defends and prosecutes serious criminal and regulatory offences at a senior level.

4 Stone Buildings has announced that Daniel Kessler has been admitted to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands.

Temple Garden Chambers has announced that Keith Morton QC has been elected a Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn. 

Derek Sweeting QC has been appointed as a Justice of the High Court assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division with effect from 11 January 2022. Sweeting was called to the Bar in 1983 and took Silk in 2001.


Allen & Overy has hired finance litigation partner, Michael Godden, who will be based in London.

Allen & Overy has hired Kristina Nordlander as a partner in its global antitrust team.

Clifford Chance has appointed Alexandra Davidson, a partner in the firm’s private funds practice in London as the next head of its global funds and investment management group. She will succeed Hong Kong partner, Mark Shipman who has led the 300+ lawyer team for over a decade.

David Kidman is set to join Simmons & Simmons’ dispute resolution practice, as a partner in the product liability team. He will be based in the firm’s London office from 28 March 2022.

Norton Rose Fulbright has promoted 54 lawyers to its partnership, effective 1 January 2022. Newly promoted in London are: Matthew Buckle (litigation and disputes); Zayba Drabu (litigation and disputes); Helen Fairhead (antitrust and competition); Laura Kiwelu (projects); James Lockwood (litigation and disputes); Marianne McMahon (general counsel); Louisa Roe (real estate); Nicolas Sirtoli (corporate, M&A and securities); and Alex Zekkos (banking and finance).

Norton Rose Fulbright has appointed Madhavi Gosavi as head of banking and finance for Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA), effective 1 January 2022. Gosavi succeeds Chris Brown, who has held the leadership role since 2019.

Norton Rose Fulbright has announced the appointment of Patrick Bourke as head of litigation and disputes for Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA), effective 1 January 2022.

CMS has appointed Toby Sears as a partner in its intellectual property practice in London.

DAC Beachcroft has announced that Ian Plumley and Jon Ogle, have joined as partners in its global insurance practice in London.

Paul Harris has joined Osborne Clarke’s financial services team as a partner

Christopher Williams has joined Eversheds Sutherland’s banking practice in London.

Shoosmiths has announced the appointment of Chris Mills as a partner in London.

Fieldfisher has appointed Shivani Sanghi as a partner in its international arbitration and commercial litigation team in London.

DWF has appointed Lucy Tolond as a partner to its insurance team in London.

TLT has appointed Gemma Townley as a partner in its technology, IP and data team.

Withers has appointed Sarah Melaney as a partner in the tech team.

Russell-Cooke has welcomed Grant Incles as a partner in its personal injury and clinical negligence team.

Winckworth Sherwood has appointed Nicola Balmer as a real estate finance partner.

Baker Botts has announced that David Marshall has joined the firm’s corporate department as a partner.

Reed Smith has promoted 66 lawyers worldwide, effective 1 January 2022. The newly promoted partners in London are: Carl De Cicco (labor, employment & benefits); Simone Goligorsky (energy & natural resources); Nathan Menon (finance); Susan Riitala (asset finance; Suzie A. Savage (commercial disputes); Patrick Sutton (energy & natural resources).

Proskauer has welcomed Barry Newman who joins the firm’s finance practice as a partner based in London.

Proskauer recently announced a number of promotions at the firm. Four of the newly promoted partners are based in the firm’s London office: Tony Downes and Andrew Houghton (both private equity transactions and mergers & acquisitions, corporate); Jordan Hurwitz (private funds, corporate); and Vishnu Shankar (technology, media and telecommunications, and privacy and cyber security, corporate).

David Lewis has joined White & Case’s mergers & acquisitions practice in London as a partner.

Capital markets lawyer, Peter Pears, has joined Mayer Brown’s banking & finance practice in London as a partner.

K&L Gates has welcomed Pete O’Hare as a partner in the finance practice.

Anna Humphrey has joined Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe as a partner in London focused on employee incentives and executive compensation.

Morrison & Foerster has elected Danielle Hirsch as a partner in the corporate department based in London.

Seyfarth Shaw has promoted Paul Whinder to partner in the international employment law team based in the London office.

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has announced the addition of partners Melanie James and Tim Baumgartner to the firm’s insurance transactional and regulatory practice based in the London office.

Dominic Farnsworth has joined Locke Lord’s intellectual property practice in London as a partner.

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has appointed London-based partner Samantha Hutchinson as head of fund finance, UK.

Cohen & Gresser has promoted Daniel H Mathias to partner in the London office.

Bracewell has elected Robert Meade as a partner in the London office.

Goodwin has announced that Sarah Jordan will be joining the firm as a partner in the antitrust & competition practice based in the London office.

Payne Hicks Beach has promoted Chris Weaver to partner.

Wilson Solicitors LLP has announced that Nusrat Uddin has been promoted to partner in the public law team.

Trowers & Hamlins has appointed Charisse Crawford as a partner in its commercial litigation team based in Exeter.

Hodge Jones & Allen has announced the appointment of Simon Egan as a new partner in the Court of Protection and private client department.

Boodle Hatfield has announced the appointment of Clare Stirzaker as a private client partner.

Harneys has made a number of promotions to partner, including Francesca Gibbons (litigation, insolvency and restructuring) in London.

Duncan Lewis has promoted Claire Ryan to director of immigration based in the City of London office.

It has been announced that RadcliffesLeBrasseur and Weightmans have agreed headline terms to merge, with a view to completing a merger of the two firms in early 2022.

BP Collins has moved its London office to 200 Aldersgate in the City.

Goodman Ray is moving to a new address in London – 9 Gough Square, EC4A 3DG.

Linklaters has appointed Greg Baker in the newly created role of global head of practice innovation.

Travers Smith has announced the hire of new senior counsel Harriet Sayer to the firm’s pensions sector group.

Travers Smith has appointed Sanjay Bhandari as non-executive adviser.

Samuel Brewer (financial services & markets), Henriika Hara (financial services & markets) and Adam Short (dispute resolution) have been promoted to senior counsel at Travers Smith, as of 1 January 2022.

Payne Hicks Beach has promoted Charlotte Skea-Strachan to legal director.

Reed Smith has promoted 66 lawyers worldwide, effective 1 January 2022. The newly promoted counsel in London are: Alexander Brandt (transportation); Maccailein Campbell (finance): Daniel B. Ellison (real estate); Katie Grace (finance); Catriona E. Henderson (transportation); Daniel Kyriakides (real estate); Ravi Pattani (global corporate); and Laura-May Scott (global commercial disputes).

Cohen & Gresser has promoted Tim Harris to counsel in the London office.

Vinson & Elkins has announced the promotion of 24 lawyers to counsel, effective 1 January 2022, including Charles Aitchison in the London office.

Cravath, Swaine & Moore has elected Nicoleta D. Lupea and Lawrence J. Verhelst as European counsel of the firm.

Locke Lord has announced the appointment of Giovanni Visintini as senior counsel and Neale Christy as counsel in the firm’s intellectual property practice in London.

Goodwin has announced that 27 lawyers have been promoted to the role of counsel. Newly promoted in London are: Curtis McCluskey (technology), Talitha Shkopiak (life sciences), Genevieve Watt (technology), Simon Woodcock (real estate industry).

Schulte Roth & Zabel has elected Andrew R. Miller as special counsel based in the London office.

Kingsley Napley has announced that Aaron Watkins has joined the firm with effect from 10 January 2022 to co-head its new international protection practice, part of the criminal litigation team.

Goodman Derrick has welcomed Simon Stone as an associate in the corporate team.

Harneys has promoted a number of senior associates to counsel, including Matthew Howson (private wealth) in London.

Duncan Lewis has appointed Gergana Pentcheva as director of immigration based in the City of London office.

Duncan Lewis has appointed Gillian de Freitas as director of the firm’s Court of Protection department, based in the City of London office and representing clients across England and Wales.

Armstrong Teasdale has appointed associate partners Scott Hilton and Ashley Wright to the firm’s London office.

Foran Glennon has appointed Andrea Bapst as an associate in the London office.

Plexus Law, has created a new role within its leadership team with the appointment of Brett Jesson to the partnership as chief revenue officer (CRO), with effect from 17 January 2022.

Forresters has appointed Tas Quayum as chief operating officer.

Gill Jennings & Every LLP has promoted Ross Cummings and Ian Jones to the partnership.

Mewburn Ellis has announced the launch of its inclusion & diversity collaboration group and appointed Robert Andrews as its first ever chief inclusion & diversity officer.

Dehns has appointed Elizabeth Jones as senior partner.

Standard Chartered Bank has announced the appointment of Dr. Sandie Okoro as group general counsel and will be based in the UK.

PagoNxt, Banco Santander’s payment fintech, has announced the appointment of Dean Nash as its new chief legal officer and general counsel.

Clarion Funding plc has appointed Andrew Murray, former partner at Winckworth Sherwood, to join its housing association board.


Ashurst has confirmed the reappointment of Paul Jenkins as the firm’s global CEO.

DAC Beachcroft has appointed Emma- Jane Dalley as a charity law partner.

Pinsent Masons has appointed Max Millington as a banking partner based in the London office.

Weightmans has appointed James Holman as general counsel and to its board as strategic head of risk.

Ince has appointed James Channo as a  partner in the corporate team based in London.

Trowers & Hamlins has expanded with the appointment of partner Sean Donovan- Smith to lead its UK financial services regulatory and investment funds practice.

Howard Kennedy has welcomed Monika Byrska as a partner in its contentious trusts and estates team.

Roland Foord has been re-elected as Stephenson Harwood’s senior partner.

Mishcon de Reya has appointed David Whittaker as a partner in the tax and wealth planning group based in London.

Mishcon de Reya has appointed Alexander Slade as a partner in the international arbitration team.

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has appointed Rathi Thiagamoorthy as a disputes partner in the commercial group with effect from 9 February 2022.

Memery Crystal has appointed Leigh Sayliss as a partner in the tax team.

Baker McKenzie has hired Sarah Smith as a partner in the firm’s global restructuring & insolvency group.

Dentons has announced that Aragon St-Charles has been appointed as the firm’s first global head of environmental, social and governance (ESG).

Mayer Brown has welcomed investment funds partner Matthew Griffin to the firm’s corporate and securities practice in London.

Brown Rudnick has elected six new partners, effective 1 February 2022. The newly promoted partners include London- based Ruth Arkley (intellectual property) and Ian Weinstein (white collar defense, investigations & compliance).

Shearman & Sterling has appointed Matthew Skinner as an international arbitration partner in London. Also joining the firm as a partner is Maegen Morrison who specialises in mergers and acquisitions.

Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP recently announced the appointment of partner Christopher Harrison to the firm’s capital markets group in London.

Greenberg Traurig has announced the promotion to shareholder of 60 lawyers firm- wide, including two in London. Tom Dear and Jessica Ganagasegaran, are both members of the firm’s private equity real estate team.

Goodwin has announced that Eric Lim will join the firm’s real estate industry practice as a partner in the London office on 1 March 2022.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has elected 26 new partners across the firm. In  London, Katie Cotton (M&A and private equity) has been promoted.

Sidley Austin has announced the names of its 42 newly elected partners, effective 1 January 2022. The new partners in London are: Gordon Davidson, restructuring; William Gwyn, global finance; Peter McCorkell, labour, employment and immigration; and James Phythian-Adams, insurance.

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP has announced a series of promotions, three partners and three counsel, across its US and European offices, with immediate effect. In the London office Serena Boscia Montalbano becomes partner in the international arbitration group.

Andrew Mitchell QC, has joined Cohen & Gresser’s white collar defense & regulation practice as of counsel.

Ropes & Gray has appointed Annie Herdman as a partner in the European antitrust team in the London office.

Michelmores has relocated its London office to 100 Liverpool Street.

Andrew Godfrey, a partner in the private client group at Russell-Cooke, has been re-appointed as chair of the STEP Cross-Border Estates Global Special Interest Group steering committee.

Bates Wells has welcomed Eleonor Duhs as a partner and head of data privacy.

Royds Withy King has appointed Julie Killip as a dispute resolution partner based in London.

DMH Stallard has appointed Matthew Akers as a partner in the London litigation practice.

Armstrong Teasdale has announced the appointment of Eniga de Montfort and Nick Heap as partners in the corporate services group.

Harneys has announced that partner Rachel Graham has been appointed managing partner of the firm’s London office.

Davitt Jones Bould has welcomed John Condliffe as a partner. He advises on institutional investment, landlord and tenant, sales, purchases and portfolio management, and property development.

Carter-Ruck has announced the promotion of Persephone Bridgman Baker to partner. Baker’s litigation experience includes breach of confidence and trade secrets disputes.

Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP welcome Natalie Todd and Jon Felce to the partnership from PCB Byrne LLP. With 20 years’ experience each, they specialise in complex multi-jurisdictional commercial dispute resolution and will start from 1 April 2022.

Simmons & Simmons has hired Darren Mitchell as its first chief operating officer (COO).

Sidley Austin has announced the names of its 20 lawyers newly promoted to counsel, effective 1 January 2022. Promoted in London, Benedetta Pacifico, capital markets.

Christopher Lock has joined Sidley Austin’s global arbitration, trade and advocacy team as counsel in London.

Sophie Smith has joined Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP as a London-based counsel.

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has announced a number of promotions. In the London office, Jacob Durkin (banking and credit) has been promoted to senior counsel, while Adam J Brunk (real estate) and Josh Buckland (litigation/antitrust) have been promoted to counsel.

Elevate has announced that Amanda Burton and Jeremy Westlake have joined the Elevate board as independent non- executive directors.

Russell-Cooke consultant Peter Cadman has been appointed chair of the review panel of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants for examination standards.

Russell-Cooke has been joined by a residential team including consultant Simon Mapstone, senior associate Sarah Reynolds and associate Lara Murrell. The team will be based in Russell-Cooke’s Bedford Row office.

Sacker & Partners has appointed Nadia Krasteva as a legal project manager in the project management team.

Stone King has appointed Rowenna Warburton as a senior associate in the commercial property team based in the London office.

Harcus Parker has welcomed Pierre Welsh and Alvaro Almeida to join the competition law practice.

Lee & Thompson has made a number of senior appointments. Josh Jacobson has been appointed as an associate in the film & TV group. Also joining the film & TV group is specialist compliance assistant, Jonathan Barrett. Nick Harrison has joined the corporate & commercial department as an associate. Neha Solanki joins Lee & Thompson to advise specifically on clients’ employment matters. Meanwhile, Alice McCartney has been appointed as an associate in the dispute resolution department. The dispute resolution department has also welcomed Ikechi Iwenofu who focuses on trade mark work.

Marcia Drummond, an associate at Family Law in Partnership, has become a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

Weightmans has appointed a dedicated ESG manager. Abhay Srivastava has joined the firm. Srivastava is a qualified engineer with a postgraduate degree in sustainability.

EIP has welcomed solicitor Rita Nissim as an associate in the litigation team, having trained at a specialist IP & technology firm. During her training, she was seconded to EIP for four months, working mainly on patent disputes covering mobile telephony standards and working for a pharmaceutical client. Meanwhile, EIP has been joined by Elijah Lewis as an associate. Lewis is a patent scientist with a background in electronics, IT, mechanics and physics.


Eversheds Sutherland has announced the appointment of lateral partner hire, Alex Carver, as its global co-head of project finance.

Allen & Overy has announced the hire of partner David Herlihy, a specialist in investment arbitration and public international law.

Simmons & Simmons has announced that managing partner Jeremy Hoyland will have his term extended by two years. His tenure as managing partner will end in April 2025. He is currently serving his third term in the role.

DAC Beachcroft has announced the appointment of pensions partner Beth Brown to its employment, pensions and immigration (EPI) group.

Slaughter and May has appointed six new partners in its London office. They are Richard Hilton (corporate and mergers and acquisitions); Kevin Howes (financing); Charles Osborne (tax); Megan Sandler (disputes and investigations); Chris Sharpe (pensions, employment and incentives); and Jonathan Slade (competition – joining the Brussels office later in 2022).

Stephenson Harwood has announced the hire of private wealth specialist Jonathan Conder. Conder advises UK and international private clients, trustees, foundations, family offices and private banks on all aspects of tax, trust, estate and succession planning, as well as regulatory, immigration and philanthropic issues.

Osborne Clarke has appointed three specialist energy and infrastructure partners. John Deacon joins and is an experienced lawyer specialising in energy projects, carbon finance and trading, and infrastructure law with an emphasis on renewable energy and distributed generation, both conventional and unconventional. Dominic O’Brien is an energy and infrastructure project finance specialist. His financing experience covers the entire lifecycle of energy and infrastructure projects, including traditional greenfield project financing, secondary/brownfield acquisition financing, and corporate financing for operational utilities, developers and energy providers. Hannah Roscoe is an energy and infrastructure lawyer who joins from Orrick. She advises on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, commercial contracts, restructurings, financings and project developments in the sector.

Watson Farley & Williams has announced a new supervisory board in management restructuring. Joining the board in London is Jim Bell, global aviation sector co-head and finance partner. Other members of the board led by George Paleokrassas, senior partner of the firm and global maritime sector co-head, include: Steven Burkill, Asia dispute resolution group head and Bangkok office head; Linh Doan, Asia projects and corporate group head and Hanoi office head; Christian Finnern, Hamburg maritime partner; María Pilar García Guijarro, corporate/M&A partner and Madrid office head; Romain Girtanner, tax partner and Paris office head; and Eugenio Tranchino, corporate/M&A partner and Italy head. In addition to the supervisory board, the firm has also set up a new operations board (led by managing partner Lindsey Keeble) and partnership representative board, as part of its new leadership and management structure.

Wiggin has announced the promotion of  Chris Elliott (betting & gaming), Joanne Gibbs (intellectual property), James Hope (property), Claire Livingstone (digital commerce), and James Peel (film & TV) to the partnership, effective from 1 April 2022.

Lewis Silkin has announced the promotion of Lee Nair and Stephen O’Flaherty to partner. Having been at the firm for nearly ten years, Nair has become a key member of Lewis Silkin’s employment practice, and chairs its specialist TUPE group as well as its contingent workforce group. O’Flaherty has worked within the firm’s immigration practice for nearly a decade, specialising in global mobility issues across the sport, fashion & entertainment, and technology sectors. O’Flaherty advises sports clubs, players and coaches, as well as fashion and entertainment brands – including top modelling agencies and retailers - on the international transfer of talent. He leads Lewis Silkin’s immigration offering in Belfast, following the firm’s launch in Northern Ireland in 2021.

Partner Zöe Mernick-Levene has joined Leigh Day in London as head of the competition practice.

White & Case LLP has welcomed the addition of Paul Yin as a partner in its global debt finance practice in London.

Dechert has appointed Judith Seddon as a partner in its London office. Seddon is a white collar practitioner.

Morrison & Foerster has welcomed Marie-Claire Strawbridge as a partner in its antitrust law/competition and national security practices.

Leigh Smith has joined Locke Lord’s London office as a partner in the firm’s intellectual property practice group.

Deloitte Legal has announced the appointment of Peggy Pauwels as a new partner in its legal management consulting (LMC) team.

Winckworth Sherwood has promoted Aida Smajlovic, Lucy Grimwood, Shree Hindocha and Elizabeth Pipe to partners. In the firm’s education practice, Smajlovic heads up the schools HR team. Grimwood is an experienced finance lawyer, working across social housing finance and joint ventures. Hindocha and Pipe have been promoted to partner in the real estate team.

Wedlake Bell has announced the appointment of new family partner Matthew Brunsdon-Tully, who joins as head of family ADR and innovation. Brunsdon-Tully is also vice-chair of the Resolution pensions, tax & financial remedies committee.

Wedlake Bell has promoted Adam Betts (IP and commercial), Harriet Forster (commercial property), Brad Fearn (construction), Natalie Pilagos (construction) and Lindy Day (projects and infrastructure) to partners in the firm.

Gherson Solicitors has restructured to become an LLP on the 1 April 2022. Senior solicitors Angela Lei and Charles Burnett have been promoted and join Roger Gherson as partners in the new firm. Head of the private practice, Lei is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales. Burnett heads the asylum and complex immigration team at Gherson. The firm has also announced that it will be moving to newly designed premises at 17a -19 Harcourt Street, London, W1H 4HF, later this month.

Forsters has promoted six senior associates to partner. They are: James Brockhurst (private wealth); Jade Capper, Amy France and Anthony Goodmaker (all commercial real estate); Caroline Harbord (dispute resolution); and Anna Mullins (property litigation).

gunnercooke has appointed five new partners to its property and construction team, all joining from London-based firm Cannings Connolly. Stuart Wilson, Dan Hall, Jay Bhandal, Jill Roberts and Neil Stafford have joined gunnercooke’s London office and will be providing the full breadth of legal services to clients in the commercial real estate, development, construction and engineering sectors. With experience advising property developers, investors, retailers, contractors, landlords and tenants, agents, insurers, brokers, and consultants, the team cover a broad range of disputes and projects in commercial and residential property and construction.

Harold Benjamin has welcomed the addition of Niten Chauhan, who joins the firm as a partner in the dispute resolution department and as the head of the restructuring and insolvency team.

Devonshires has promoted eight solicitors to partner. Four solicitors are promoted from the firm’s real estates & projects team: Charlotte Sawyer, David Bullock, Philip Evans, and Stavrina Tofallis. From housing management and property litigation, Samantha Grix, Hetal Ruparelia, and Anna Bennett are promoted, as is Karen Morean from the firm’s construction team.

Forsters has announced that Julia Tobbell has joined the firm as a partner within its property litigation practice.

Edwin Coe has promoted Sophia Bompas and Oliver Pannell to the partnership within the restructuring & insolvency and insurance litigation teams respectively.

Level has welcomed family lawyer, Sofia Moussaoui to the firm as a partner.

PGMBM has welcomed the arrival of Alicia Alinia as partner and chief operating officer (UK and Continental Europe).

Nardello & Co has welcomed Alan Kennedy back to the firm as managing director in the London office. Kennedy will lead investigations in established and emerging markets with a focus on the former Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe, Spain, Italy, Latin America and Iran.

Beale & Co has appointed Ross Baker as a partner in London. Baker is an experienced directors and officers (D&O) liability and professional indemnity lawyer, with strong (re)insurance coverage expertise, focusing on claims against D&Os, property professionals, accountants, financial intermediaries, brokers and solicitors.

Dawson Cornwell has appointed divorce lawyer Simon Bruce as a partner after 38 years at Farrer & Co. Bruce is a former president of the Family Law Commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats and has acted in six Supreme Court cases.

Acuity Law has made two partner appointments. Declan Goodwin joins the commercial & technology team as lead partner and will support clients with intellectual property transactions, data protection issues and competition law. Meanwhile, Matt Dodson joins the firm as a client relationship partner.

Chloe Dexter and Matthew Pexton have joined Wedlake Bell as senior associates. Dexter re-joins the firm’s commercial property team, having worked at the firm from 2013-2018. Re-joining the team in January 2022, Pexton advises on a wide range of construction and engineering projects in a variety of sectors, both private and public.

Wiggin has announced the promotions of Sarah Drake (digital commerce) to legal director and Benjamin Simon (corporate) to senior associate.

HFW has announced the promotion of 17 new senior associates, effective 1 April 2022. Newly promoted in London are: Alison Tasker (insurance & reinsurance); Andrew Ross (construction); Daniel Johnson (construction); Simon Banner (insurance/reinsurance); and Stephanie Morton (commodities).

Ropes & Gray has appointed Alexandra Chauvin as a London-based counsel its London-based asset management team. Chauvin advises on the structuring, negotiation and documentation of complex transactions in the secondary market, including structured and synthetic secondaries, traditional portfolio sales, stapled offerings and recapitalisations.

The Maples Group has expanded its fiduciary services offering with the appointment of structured finance specialist Emma Tighe. She joins the Group’s London office as vice president.

Leigh Day has welcomed solicitor Morgan Wolfe to its human rights department. She is a member of the Young Bar advocate executive committee.

Forsters has promoted four senior associates to counsel. They are: Michael Armstrong (private wealth); Polly Reeve (rural property); Amanda Sandys (family); and Bryan Shacklady (dispute resolution).

DKLM has welcomed Ganesh Khatri to the property litigation department as an associate solicitor.

Tom Pemberton has joined Lawrence Stephens as a director in the construction and development finance team.

Joelson has welcomed four lawyers to its real estate practice. Rebecca Thomas re-joins the firm as a senior associate and specialises in residential property including sales, acquisitions, new build, and refinances. Amit Bhangham join the firm as a senior associate and advises on a broad range of transactional real estate matters including acquisitions and disposals. Emma Reed joins as a solicitor and advises on commercial and residential property matters. The firm also welcomes Chris Athanasi as a solicitor in the property litigation team who acts on contentious commercial and residential property disputes on behalf of both landlords and tenants.

Acuity Law has made a number of senior appointments. The real estate team welcomes Liz Gibbons as a senior associate and Beth Gilbert as a paralegal. Meanwhile, the commercial team welcomes Martin Cox, who has over ten years’ experience working in the City of London, as a senior associate, and technology specialist Christian Davies as a consultant.

Arc Pensions Law has welcomed Sally MacCormick to its London office. With more than 16 years’ experience in pensions law, MacCormick advises on a wide range of pensions matters predominantly relating to defined benefit schemes for both trustee and employer clients.

BDB Pitmans has welcomed three additions to its business development and marketing team. Alexa Downing joins as content and public relations manager, having worked in the professional services sector for six years. Natalie Pavelin joins the firm as business development manager.

Sarah Harman joins as senior events executive with over five years’ experience in the legal sector. She specialises in the organisation of professional services and brand events.

Acuity Law has made a number of appointments to the support team. Shaun Perry joins as talent acquisition manager and Rachel Forsey joins as client delivery manager. Meanwhile, Acuity has appointed Callum Evans as credit controller and Harrison Barrett as legal cashier.

Withers & Rogers has promoted three patent attorneys to the firm’s partnership. In the London office, Ben Palmer has been made partner. With a background as an automotive engineer at Toyota, Palmer joined the firm in 2018. His expertise spans a wide range of automotive technologies, including those for use in the development of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), as well as other high performance and off-highway vehicles and emission reduction systems.

Finnegan has announced that Darren Jiron will serve as managing partner of the firm’s London office, effective 1 April 2022. In this role, Jiron will focus on leading the firm’s strategy in the UK and Europe, working closely with leadership in the firm’s Munich office. Jiron has a special interest in helping high-tech and fast-growing companies craft patent plans to block competitors and build corporate value. His experience covers a wide range of technology areas, including machine vision, optics, software and sensor- based control systems, user interfaces, medical devices, artificial intelligence, computer architecture, consumer electronics, advanced materials, batteries, and green energy. The London office also recently welcomed Amanda Murphy, Ph.D., who relocated from the firm’s Washington, DC office to London to support life sciences clients in the UK and Europe. Her practice focuses on strategic client counseling, portfolio management, and patent prosecution for a range of clients, including small start-up companies, research foundations, and large biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

Reddie & Grose has announced a number of promotions including the creation of two new partners. Joining the partnership with effect form 1 April 2022 are Georgina Ainscow and Zack Mummery.. Ainscow sits in the electrical, electronics & software team and is a member of the energy & renewables group. Mummery joined the firm in 2011 after obtaining a first class MSci degree in chemistry from the University of Bristol and qualified as a European and UK Patent Attorney in 2015. He assists large multinational corporations, SMEs and start- ups operating in the chemistry and pharmaceutical technologies. Mummery has a wealth of experience drafting new patent applications and managing large patent portfolios covering developed and emerging markets.

EIP has welcomed Mark Lubbock as a partner. Lubbock is a commercial technology and privacy lawyer who advises clients on a wide variety of both contentious and non- contentious matters.

EIP has announced three promotions to its partnership. Tom Brazier is based in the London office and is an IP solicitor within the litigation team with ten years’ experience.

Reddie & Grose has promoted Stephen Lupini, Alex Cope and Adam Kelvey to senior associates, with effect from 1 April 2022. Lupini joined the firm in 2018, having previously worked at another London-based firm of patent attorneys. He handles patent work in the mechanical, electrical and consumer product fields. Lupini sits in the electrical, electronics & software team and is a member of the energy & renewables group. Cope joined the firm in the electrical, electronics & software team in 2014 having completed a master’s degree in physics at the University of Exeter. He handles patents within the electrical, electronics & telecoms and software & business methods fields. His main areas of expertise include audio and video signal processing, data encryption, telecommunications and semiconductor devices. He has an interest in the renewable energy sector and has experience handling patent applications relating to solar cell power conversion and control units for wind turbines. Kelvey joined Reddie & Grose in the engineering, materials & consumer products team in 2014 after graduating from the University of Oxford with a master’s degree in materials science. He handles patents in the engineering, materials and consumer products fields.

The Very Group, which operates digital retailer, has announced the appointment of Charlotte Heiss as group general counsel and company secretary. She will join the business’ executive team in May 2022.

Ericsson has appointed Scott Dresser as chief legal officer and head of group function legal affairs and compliance.

Amber Group, a global digital asset platform, has appointed Ehsan Haque as its general counsel for Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

Microsaic Systems plc has announced the appointment of Robert Moore as an independent non-executive director of the company.

Fox Marble Holdings plc, the AIM listed company focused on marble quarrying and processing in Kosovo and the Balkans region, has announced that Sir Mark Lyall Grant will be joining the board as a non- executive director from 3 April 2022.

JTC plc, a global provider of fund, corporate and private wealth services to institutional and private clients, has appointed Kate Beauchamp as an independent non-executive director with effect from 24 March 2022. She has also been appointed as an additional member of the board’s audit and risk, nomination and remuneration committees. Beauchamp is a qualified lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience in both private and commercial practice and in the provision of corporate and legal advisory services in both the UK and USA.

XXIV Old Buildings has elected Elspeth Talbot Rice QC as head of chambers, effective 1 April 2022. Talbot Rice succeeds Alan Steinfeld QC, who has served as head of chambers for over 23 years (for all but the past seven years jointly with Martin Mann QC).

25 Bedford Row has welcomed Justin Rivett as a member of chambers. He has specialised in criminal defence for over 30 years.

1 Crown Office Row has welcomed Marcus Coates-Walker as a new tenant. Coates-Walker was called in 2013 and has a specialist practice in clinical negligence, inquest and personal injury work, in addition to being a trained mediator.

Cornerstone Barristers has been joined by Jack Barber and Verity Bell as tenants following the successful completion of their pupillages.

Cornwall Street Barristers has appointed Oliver Woolhouse, a specialist criminal practitioner, as head of chambers. Woolhouse (call 1996) has been at Cornwall Street since 2003 when he joined No6 Fountain Court, which was the predecessor to Cornwall Street. He has been head of the criminal team since 2017.

Jonathan Storey, of Cornwall Street Barristers, has been appointed as a legally qualified chair and legal assessor for the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service. Storey is a specialist practitioner in the field of professional regulation.

Doughty Street Chambers has welcomed Mukhtiar Singh as a member of the employment, discrimination and equality law team. Singh has a particular focus on cases involving whistleblowing, discrimination, and business and commercial ethics.

Erskine Chambers has welcomed Look Chan Ho as an associate member. He is based at Des Voeux Chambers in Hong Kong and specialises in corporate insolvency and restructuring, with a particular emphasis on cross-border matters.

2 Bedford Row has announced that Jim Sturman has been appointed to the advisory board of Middle East Sports Law, a trilingual (Arabic-English-French) publication and legal resource for sports lawyers operating and arbitrating throughout the world but with a Middle Eastern emphasis.

Farrar’s Building has announced that. With effect from 1 April 2022, Patrick Harrington QC has retired from practice at the Bar. Harrington was called to the Bar in 1973 and took silk in 1993. He was a member of Farrar’s Building for 28 years and was head of chambers for 15 years.

4-5 Gray’s Inn Square has welcomed Ramya Nagesh as a new tenant. Nagesh specialises in inquest, professional discipline, inquiry, business crime and general public law.

Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers has announced that Ben Blades (call 2021) has accepted an offer of tenancy with chambers.

Guildhall Chambers has welcomed James Lewis-Bale as a member of the employment & discrimination team. Lewis- Bale was called in 2018 and his practice encompasses the broad spectrum of employment and associated commercial claims in the Employment Tribunal and Civil Courts.

Following the completion of their third six probationary tenancies, Caitlin Evans and James Fuller have become full members of Guildhall Chambers. Evans is a member of the crime team and Fuller a member of the property and estates team. Prior to being called to the Bar, Fuller worked as a solicitor, specialising in agricultural and rural property law.

Hailsham Chambers has been joined by Georgia Purnell as a tenant. Purnell, who was called to the Bar in 2018, practises exclusively in professional liabilities and commercial litigation.

2 Hare Court has welcomed Madeleine Wolfe (previously of 23 Essex Street) as a new tenant. Wolfe prosecutes and defends serious criminal offences across the spectrum. She has a particular expertise in examining and cross-examining children, the most vulnerable adults, and those who suffer mental health issues.

2 Hare Court has announced that Jack Gilliland has accepted an invitation to join chambers, following the successful completion of his pupillage. He specialises in criminal defence and prosecution. In the field of professional discipline, he has represented professionals appearing before major healthcare regulators.

11KBW has announced that, upon completion of his pupillage, Oliver Jackson has accepted an offer of tenancy, effective 1 April 2022. Jackson has a particular focus on public, commercial, public procurement, data protection, and employment law matters.

9 Bedford Row has welcomed Adam Kirke, Lucy Kinder and Doug Wotherspoon, who have accepted offers of tenancy following the successful completion of pupillage. Kirke has previously worked as an investigator for the Serious Fraud Office and has also worked as a conflicts analyst for Herbert Smith Freehills. Kinder comes to the Bar with considerable experience in government policy and journalism. Prior to beginning pupillage, Kinder was head of economic crime and criminal law reform at the Ministry of Justice. Before joining the civil service, she worked on a government- commissioned review of prison education reform. She began her career as a journalist and wrote for the Daily Telegraph for three years, covering domestic and foreign affairs, politics and sport. Wotherspoon has experience at a criminal litigation practice known for representing high-net-worth and high-profile individuals, specialising in serious and general crime, and fraud and financial crime.

Katharine Elliot (call 2016) has joined Landmark Chambers. She has a diverse practice encompassing planning, environment and public law with particular expertise in Court of Protection, mental health, education, election and tax matters.

Landmark Chambers has announced that Justin Bates has become an honorary member of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners.

New Square Chambers has welcomed Amy Berry as a new member. Berry’s practice consists of litigation in the private client area, including challenges to wills and trusts, administration of estates, farming and trust of land disputes. She also advises on non-contentious applications in the probate court, applications to vary trusts, approval of compromises, drafts trust and will clauses.

4 New Square Chambers has welcomed Matthew Waszak as a member of the costs team. He joins 4 New Square after almost eight years in practice at Temple Garden Chambers. Waszak specialises in all aspects of costs litigation and litigation funding.

3PB has announced the selection of Seb Oram and Rebecca Farrell, as commercial group head and deputy, respectively, following the end of Marc Brittan’s tenure. Oran joined 3PB in 2009 and practises in professional liability. Farrell became a tenant at 3PB in 2018, and has a practice in commercial and chancery litigation, particularly insolvency.

Craig Ludlow, head of the employment & discrimination law team at 3PB, has been appointed to the editorial board of the Employment Lawyers Association (UK Briefing magazine).

Pump Court Chambers has welcomed Rebekah Batt to chambers following successful completion of her pupillage.

Patricia Tueje, a senior member of the housing and community care team at 1 Pump Court, has been elected as co-chair of the Housing Law Practitioners’ Association.

Cloth Fair Chambers has confirmed the appointment of Annaleen Stephens to the permanent post of chambers director with effect from 1 April 2022.

New Square Chambers has announced that Billie Campbell has been promoted to assistant practice manager.

9 Bedford Row has announced that chambers director, Martin Secrett, has been elected as the vice-chair of the Institute of Barristers Clerks and to the newly created position of criminal secretary.

Drystone Chambers has announced that Lewis Witt has joined its practice management team. He has previously worked in the clerking team at Garden Court Chambers.


Clifford Chance has hired Zayed Al Jamil, a technology, media and telecoms lawyer, who joins as partner in the firm’s tech group, based in London. He joins the firm on 1 May 2022.

Simmons & Simmons has welcomed Serra Tar to the firm’s energy, natural resources and infrastructure team. She joins as a partner in the London office.

Simmons & Simmons has announced a double hire to its real estate team in London, with the arrival of Jonathon Wilkes and Ashley Davidson as partners.

Eversheds Sutherland (International) has made 31 partner promotions with effect from 1 May 2022. They include London- based Ben Brown (corporate); Charlotte Cartwright (pensions); Elizabeth Coleman (competition); Simon Davies (corporate); Ceri-Ann McGraa (corporate); Ruth Paley (FSDI); and Stefanie Sahla-Jones (financial services).

Addleshaw Goddard has invited 20 lawyers to join its partnership, as of 1 May 2022. Promoted in London are: Cecile Burgess (commercial disputes); Mark Chesher (commercial disputes); Sivan Daniels (finance litigation); Liam Diggins (investment management group); Natalie Hewitt (finance); Ian Kynoch (finance); Will Smith (infrastructure, projects & energy); and Natasha Winter (commercial disputes).

DAC Beachcroft has appointed restructuring and insolvency partner Joe Bannister to develop the firm’s London focused R&I practice.

Shoosmiths has appointed specialist financial services disputes resolution lawyer Andrew Bowden-Brown as a partner in London.

CMS has announced the promotion of 60 new partners. Newly promoted in London are: Valentina Santambrogio (corporate); Kate Badr (corporate); Jackie Vallat (competition); Kerry Langton (finance); Tom Hughes (finance); Chris Bradshaw (insurance & reinsurance – contentious); Rob Whiddett (real estate finance) and Jacob Gilkes (tax).

Clarke Willmott has expanded its planning and environment team with the appointment of a new partner. Marianne Barker joins the firm with over 20 years’ experience of contentious and non- contentious planning law.

DLA Piper has appointed Emma Dowden-Teale as a partner to head its contentious public law team.

DLA Piper has appointed Iain Elder as a new partner in the firm’s international projects practice in London.

Farrer & Co has announced 12 partner promotions with effect from 1 May 2022: Jeremy Isaacson (IP & commercial), Isabel Paintin (private client), Claire Randall (private client), Thomas Rudkin (dispute resolution), Elizabeth Sainsbury (trust, will & estate disputes), Frederick Tatham (family) and Hugh Wigzell (residential property). Five of the promotions are from business services: Andy Beech (IT), Julian Eastlake (CFO), Anna Gregory (marketing & business development), Suzanne Hulls (HR) and Katherine Wilde (knowledge, learning and development).

Suzanne Reeves, head of Wedlake Bell’s construction team until 2020, will retire as partner on 1 April 2022, but is staying on as a consultant at the firm.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has announced the appointment of Victoria Blanchard as a partner in the real estate disputes practice in the UK.

Macfarlanes has announced the appointment of eight new partners with effect from 1 May 2022. Rasmus Berglund (tax) is an incentives lawyer with a particular interest in employee share plans, UK and international incentive arrangements and regulatory remuneration issues. Chris Daniel (investment management) focuses on advising alternative asset managers on establishing and operating private funds and separate managed accounts, with a focus on credit strategies. Thomas French (corporate and M&A) advises on a broad range of corporate matters, including acquisitions and disposals, private equity transactions and joint ventures. Andrew Hughes (real estate) specialises in advising clients on direct and indirect equity investments into real estate. Charlie Maydon Grace (private client) advises international families, trustees and family offices on a wide range of tax, trust law, HMRC enquiries and estate planning issues. Harriet Miller (investment management) works on all aspects of private funds work, predominately focusing on fundraising for which she represents both fund managers and investors. Nicholas Page (corporate and M&A) advises on a wide range of domestic and cross-border transactions, including private equity, strategic M&A, joint ventures and restructurings. Tim Redman (corporate and M&A) is a corporate lawyer who concentrates on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, joint ventures and other corporate transactions.

Mishcon de Reya has announced the appointment of Dee Aylward as a partner in its residential property team.

Stone King has welcomed charity lawyer Rosamund McCarthy Etherington as an equity partner.

Osborne Clarke has made a number of partner promotions in the London office with effect from 1 May 2022. Jonathan Crowley advises clients within the advertising, media and communications sector and has particular experience of advising management teams and companies on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, investments and general corporate matters. Ben Dunham is a specialist in the field of media and digital technology, and part of the technology, media and communications sector team. His practice focuses on advertising and consumer law, digital regulation and data protection and e-privacy. Deborah Harvey is co-head of the international energy innovation subsector, leads the hydrogen group and she is a core member of the decarbonisation team and the energy regulatory advisory group. Jonathan Mills advises on a variety real estate sector matters, including energy and utilities, technology, investment, and development, as well as international expansion and growth. Nick Price is a financial services sector specialist, who advises regulated firms who are at risk of investigation or enforcement action by regulators, and acts in disputes in the payments, crypto assets, and fintech sectors.

Penningtons Manches Cooper has made five partner promotions in London. Adele Ashton joined the firm in 2017 and is a member of the firm’s reputation management and privacy practice. She will lead the reputation management and privacy team alongside fellow partner Jeremy Clarke-Williams. Michaela Britton joined the firm’s corporate team in 2016. She has particular expertise in cross-border transactions and advises businesses, family offices, wealth management firms and high- net-worth individuals on all matters relating to business expansion, group reorganisation and restructuring, acquisition and disposal of assets. James Harrison trained at legacy firm Manches and is part of the commercial dispute resolution team. He has a particular expertise in corporate disputes, including shareholder disputes and breach of warranty claims. Harrison is also a member of the restructuring and insolvency team, focusing on contentious insolvency issues. Family lawyer Tammy Knox joined the firm in 2017. She is highly experienced in international children disputes and has also established a strong reputation for complex financial matters and domestic children cases. Ex- mariner Tony Riches is a shipping lawyer who advises ship owners, salvors, charterers, P&I clubs and property insurers on both wet and dry shipping issues. His speciality is assisting with legal and practical issues arising from marine casualties including collision liability, charterparty disputes, cargo claims, general average, limitation, regulatory investigations, jurisdictional issues and wreck removal contracting. He has particular expertise in unsafe port and ice navigation claims, as well as pollution liability and charterparty issues arising from measures to decarbonise shipping. He is experienced in Admiralty and Commercial Court proceedings and London arbitration, including LOF salvage arbitration. Prior to the law, Tony was a Royal Navy Officer for over eight years serving at sea worldwide, including Antarctica.

Clyde & Co has announced the promotion of 23 equity partners across its global network, effective 1 May 2022. Newly promoted London-based partners are: Marta Jarque Branguli (energy, marine & natural resources); Giovanna Cabbia (energy, marine & natural resources); Laura Coates (projects & construction); Nicholas Harding (aviation); Christopher Leadbetter (projects & construction); and Marie-Anne Moussalli (energy, marine & natural resources).

Clyde & Co has appointed Rob Crossingham as a partner in its global insurance practice, based in London.

Partners at Clyde & Co and BLM have agreed to a merger between the two firms, which will become live in July 2022. The combined entity will be known as Clyde & Co. BLM, a UK and Ireland law firm, focuses on insurance risk and commercial law with a particular focus in casualty, personal injury, healthcare and professional liability. Clyde & Co’s specialises in the sectors that underpin global trade and commercial activity, namely: insurance, infrastructure, aviation, energy, marine, and natural resources. BLM will become part of Clyde & Co’s global insurance practice, with the majority of its lawyers joining the new entity’s casualty insurance practice, with other sizable groups joining professional liability, healthcare and business advisory teams.

Dechert has announced that Richard Pugh has re-joined the firm’s global finance practice as a commercial real estate finance and securitisation partner based in London.

FisherBroyles has appointed Paul- Michael Rebus as a partner in the London office. Rebus is dual-qualified – in English and New York law – as a securities lawyer.

Boies Schiller Flexner has announced that Timothy Foden has joined the firm’s London office as a partner in the international arbitration group.

King & Spalding has recruited energy partner Nina Howell to its corporate, finance and investments (CFI) practice group in London. Howell has more than 20 years of experience advising clients across the energy sector,

Dentons has announced the promotion of nine new partners in the UK, Ireland and Middle East (UKIME) region. The promotions take effect on 1 May 2022. The new London- based partners are: Laura Gowing (real estate); James Ingham (banking); and Michele Vas (planning).

Dentons has announced that James Batham will be joining the firm as co-clients and markets partner in the firm’s UK, Ireland and Middle East (UKIME) region. He will join existing clients and markets partner, Martin Fanning.

Squire Patton Boggs has announced six senior hires, spanning four offices, to its data privacy, cybersecurity & digital assets practice. David Naylor joins the firm’s London office as a partner. He will serve as head of the firm’s UK data privacy, cybersecurity & digital assets practice, continuing to work on high-value commercial technology transactions and data privacy and cybersecurity matters. Malcolm Dowden joins the firm’s London office as a partner. Dowden has more than 25 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer with a focus on technology, data protection, privacy and electronic communications in the UK.

Richard Hanson has joined Morgan Lewis as a partner in London.  Hanson focuses on structured finance, securitisation, and fund finance.

Keystone Law has announced the arrival of ten new partners to the firm. The new appointments are: Michael Holter (corporate), Rupert Weber (corporate). Ed John (commercial property), Simon Mackie (private client), Keith Gilbert (corporate), Paul Toolan (corporate), Stephen Fuller (corporate) , Amanda Lloyd (residential property), Minesh Patel (commercial property), Ruth Hite (insurance).

Bates Wells has announced three promotions to partner. Sung-Hyui Park is a member of the firm’s purpose and impact practice, where she supports businesses, charities and social enterprises seeking to have a positive impact through their operations and activities. She joined the firm in 2016. Catharina Waller is a dual-qualified chartered trade mark attorney and European patent attorney. She joined the firm in 2014 and now becomes one of 13 part-time partners at the firm. Claire Whittle is a member of the firm’s public & regulatory team. She returned to work in March 2022 from maternity leave and also works part- time. She joined the firm in 2015. Meanwhile, Erica Crump, the firm’s head of culture and creative, has been promoted to the senior partnership.

Boyes Turner has appointed Sarah Williamson as partner and head of the commercial & technology team.

Wallace LLP has announced the appointment of James Williams as a partner in the employment team.

ONTIER LLP has announced the expansion of its London office with Aoife Keane joining as a partner, and Felicity Potter being promoted from senior associate to partner. At ONTIER, Keane will represent companies and high- net-worth individuals in a range of high-value domestic and multi-jurisdictional disputes, predominantly in the financial services and technology sectors. Potter joined ONTIER at the start of 2021 as a senior associate in the London litigation practice, specialising in commercial litigation and international arbitration working on high-value, complex and multi- jurisdictional disputes.

William Sturges has appointed Martin Donoghue as a partner in the company & commercial team. He has a particular focus on the medical and technology sectors.

Stowe Family Law LLP has announced its acquisition of London-based family law firm, Chapman Pieri. The family law team in Southgate will be led by Stowe managing partner Phoebe Turner.

Capsticks has announced a number of promotions, including two equity partners and 11 salaried partners. The new equity partners are: Lee Clarke (corporate and commercial), a specialist in capital projects, procurement, construction and decarbonisation schemes; and Kate Steele (regulatory), a specialist in regulatory law, advising regulators such as the Teaching Regulation Agency, the General Dental Council, the General Chiropractic Council and the Health and Care Professions Council on their fitness to practise cases and optimising both processes and efficiency. The 11 new salaried partners include London-based: Kate Cornelius, Charlotte Millar, Jonathan Smith (all claims); Nicola Butterworth (employment); Dylan Young (litigation); Anna Holdsworth, Keziah Pearson and Jenny Wood (all regulatory).

Simmons & Simmons has appointed its first global head of ESG, Sonali Siriwardena. She joins Simmons on 20 April 2022 and will be based in the firm’s London office.

Eversheds Sutherland has welcomed Piers Doggart to the firm’s inquiries and investigations team.

Eversheds Sutherland (International) has promoted 17 lawyers to legal director, with effect from 1 May 2022. In London, Penelope Jarvis (commercial) has been promoted.

CMS has appointed barrister Kitty St Aubyn as a senior associate in the corporate crime practice in London. St

Osborne Clarke has announced the promotion of Claire Bowles to legal director in the London office with effect from 1 May 2022.

Charles Russell Speechlys has appointed Tom Henderson as head of trusts. Henderson is a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser with over 25 years’ experience advising private clients and trustees.

Squire Patton Boggs has announced six senior hires spanning four offices to its data privacy, cybersecurity & digital assets practice. George Wheeler-Carmichael joins the firm’s London office as a consultant. Wheeler-Carmichael specialises in UK technology-related commercial matters, data protection and information governance.

BP Collins has appointed Marko Ilincic to its board as non-executive chairman.

Senior associate Sukhvinder Chana has joined Carey Olsen’s London office as a member of the firm’s Guernsey corporate and finance practice.

Richard Bennett has been promoted to counsel in Ogier’s investment funds team based in London.

Goodman Derrick has announced that Kai Jones has joined the private client team as a senior associate.

Capsticks has welcomed the arrival of legal director Deborah McClean. For over 20 years, McClean has defended road traffic accidents, employers’ liability and public liability, health and safety law, occupational health and disease claims. Her

Capsticks has promoted four legal directors to support a range of the firm’s public and private sector clients: Emma Kurzner (advisory); Ed Mellor (claims), Saira Ramadan (employment) and Nalton Stembari (housing and regeneration), all based in the London office. In addition the firm has promoted seven new principal associates, they include London-based Javeria Rauf and Rachel Shapton-Smith (both corporate and commercial).

Bellevue Law has been joined by private client specialist Harriet Atkinson as a senior consultant to launch the firm’s probate and estate administration service.

Capsticks has announced that Michelle Fox, in business services, has been promoted to head of talent and diversity.

AA Thornton & Co converted from a partnership to AA Thornton IP LLP on 1 April 2022.

Dehns has announced a number of promotions effective from 1 April 2022. In the London office, Jennifer Waters (engineering group) and Christopher Wilkins (biotechnology group) have become partners in the firm.

J A Kemp has announced the promotion of two associates to the position of partner. Guy Brain joined the firm’s chemistry and pharmaceuticals group in 2011.

Powell Gilbert has announced the promotion of senior associates Tess Waldron and Joel Coles to the partnership. Waldron represents life sciences and consumer electronics companies, having particular experience in relation to SEP/FRAND licensing disputes involving patent and competition law issues. Coles, an experienced patent litigator, with a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Cambridge, has worked on a number of high-profile cases in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields.

Kilburn & Strode has promoted, London-based Jamie Atkins (life sciences & chemistry), Caelia Bryn-Jacobsen (tech) and Greg St Clair Jones (tech) to partners.

Abel & Imray has promoted Alex Crick to senior associate. Crick specialises in computer-implemented inventions, including image and video processing, AI and machine learning systems, healthcare apps, telecommunications, control systems, and virtual and augmented reality systems.

Dehns has announced a number of promotions effective from 1 April 2022. In the London office, Conor McLaughlin (engineering group) has become an associate at the firm.

Powell Gilbert has appointed Adam Mackinnon as an associate. Mackinnon has a background in the life sciences and holds a master’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Oxford. He has experience over a range of contentious IP matters, including patent litigation in the pharmaceutical and telecommunications fields and trademark litigation.

Kilburn & Strode has promoted Rob Coates (tech) to counsel in the London office.

Crowe UK, the professional services firm, has promoted Stephen Adshead to ‘partner, general counsel’. Adshead joined Crowe in 2017 as its first general counsel.

National legal and professional services group Ampa has promoted partners Simon Robinson (real estate partner at Shakespeare Martineau) and Martin Usher (personal injury partner at Lime Solicitors) to head up its London office hub.

Konexo, developed by Eversheds Sutherland to provide global consulting and alternative legal and regulatory services, has appointed Francesca Turquet as partner.

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has promoted Tristan Mutimer to legal services partner in the London office. Mutimer joined RSM in 2017 to establish RSM’s corporate legal services. Meanwhile, RSM has promoted Jennifer Mansoor to associate director in the employment legal team.

Accountancy firm MHA MacIntyre Hudson has appointed Caroline Crampton- Thomas as employment law advisory manager.

7BR has appointed Rachel Langdale QC as head of chambers. She succeeds civil and criminal fraud specialist Collingwood Thompson QC who will continue to practise at 7BR. Former chair of the Bar Council’s professional ethics committee and 2019 chair of the Bar Council Conference, Langdale practises in children law, judicial review and public inquiries.

International arbitration barrister, commercial litigator Patrick Heneghan has joined the commercial and construction & engineering teams at 3PB.

Gatehouse Chambers has welcomed Sam Karim QC. He specialises in domestic and international commercial arbitration, procurement, Court of Protection/private client, and public inquiries/judicial review/civil liberties. He acts as counsel in arbitrations and also sits as a panel or sole arbitrator. Karim also practises from Kings Chambers in Manchester.

42 Bedford Row has welcomed Zoe McGrath to the family group. McGrath is a former solicitor who has over 20 years’ experience specialising in both public and private law children matters. She often represents vulnerable individuals with mental health of personality difficulties.

5RB has announced that following Desmond Browne QC’s decision to take up associate membership of chambers and step down as head of chambers with effect from 13 April 2022, Adrienne Page QC has become joint head of chambers with Justin Rushbrooke QC.

1 Chancery Lane and 9 Gough Chambers have agreed to merge to form a new set that will be known as 5 Norwich Street. Once the merger is completed in the Autumn of 2022, all members and staff from 1 Chancery Lane will join those from 9 Gough Chambers in their existing premises at 5 Norwich Street. Jacob Levy QC and Simon Readhead QC will be joint head of chambers.

5 Essex Court has welcomed Sarah Taylor as a member of chambers. She has an academic background in human rights law.

23 Essex Street has announced that Tim Grey has been appointed to the investigations committee of ICAEW. He will sit on the full range of cases dealt with in compliance and professional conduct. He has extensive experience in professional discipline, financial regulation & fraud, health & safety and coronial law.

Farrar’s Building has been joined by James Nieto. Nieto is an experienced junior with a wide range of expertise including personal injury, property, general common law, public law, judicial review, and regulatory and disciplinary matters.

Foundry Chambers has welcomed Liam Gregory (call 2004) and Vanessa Mistry (call 2008) as members of the criminal team.

1GC Family Law has been joined by Emily Verity (call 2003). She is a children practitioner with a strong reputation in public law and has specialised in recent years in non-accidental injury, radicalisation and abuse cases.

9 Gough Chambers has announced that Madeleine Miller and Louise Thomson have accepted offers of tenancy following the successful completion of their pupillages.

Six Pump Court has been joined by James Harrison following the successful completion of his pupillage.

Cloisters has announced that Linda Jacobs has been appointed assistant coroner to London Inner South. Jacobs specialises in clinical negligence, personal injury, general healthcare law (particularly inquests and CICA appeals), and regulatory work (particularly GMC and NMC).

McNair Chambers is launching in London with a new global headquarters under the new brand name of McNair International and based in Middle Temple. The London office will be led by Khawar Qureshi QC, who is leaving Serle Court to base himself entirely at McNair International. Dominic Dowley QC, a litigation silk, and two Serle Court senior juniors are part of the expanding McNair team. In March 2022, McNair took on Daniel Greineder. Others who have recently joined include the former head of international assistance at the UK Serious Fraud Office, Anthony Wilson, who is in charge of the group focusing on sanctions, fraud and regulatory disputes.