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Insurance and re-insurance silk John Rowland QC, who practises at 4 Pump Court, is to leave the English bar to join Australian firm Clayton Utz.
Rowland, who has worked for the last 30 years at 4 Pump Court, will join the Australian firm as a partner.
Rowland has been regularly instructed by Clayton Utz over the years and is to set up an in-house advocacy department there.
Joint head of chambers at 4 Pump Court Jeremy Storey QC said: “While we’re very sorry to be losing John, we share his excitement at this well-timed opportunity and look forward to maintaining and building on our close working relationship with him and Clayton Utz.”
Rowland was called to the bar in 1979 and took silk in 1996. He studied at the University of Western Australia and is admitted to practise in both New South Wales and Victoria.