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Ashurst litigation trio Michael Madden, Arundel McDougall and Wilson Thorburn are set to leave the firm, with practice head Madden believed to be joining another firm in the City, McDougall retiring from the partnership and Thorburn heading off to join JPMorgan.
Madden is set to stand down at the end of this month. He has been replaced as head of litigation by Edward Sparrow.
Thorburn, meanwhile, is leaving the City firm to join JPMorgan as head of litigation for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He currently specialises in financial services within the City firm’s dispute resolution practice.
Thorburn is set to leave the firm just before Christmas and will start at the US bank shortly afterwards.
Thorburn told The Lawyer: “Ashurst is a great firm. I’ve been here for 20 years. It’s not because of push factors. It was just too good a job to turn down.”
He was part of a team acting for Abbey National in the 2009 Supreme Court bank charges case (25 November 2009).