Ashurst corporate star quits M&A for MA

Kershaw will retire later this year before beginning an MA in Classical Civilisation at Birkbeck, the ­University of London . He had previously been the head of one of four corporate teams at the City firm, ­specialising in M&A, ­corporate finance and bank finance.

Senior partner Charlie ­Geffen said: “David’s been a partner at Ashurst for 24 years and we’d like to thank him for his outstanding ­contribution to the corporate practice.”