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Sacker & Partners, the UK's largest pensions practice, has hired a key partner from CMS Cameron McKenna.
Julia Miller is one of only four Camerons partners in the pensions department. She joins Sackers in April, along with Rowe & Maw assistant Alison Cribbs.
Miller says the main reason she is moving is because of Sackers' leading place in the pensions legal market.
"It has a lot of quality work and it needs the people to do it. I decided to leave Camerons for a mixture of reasons."
She says of 16-partner Sackers: "I know it very well and on this level my move is partly personal.
"The environment at the firm is refreshing. It does not have City firm hang-ups."
But Nigel Moore, Cam-erons' head of pensions, says: "I think Julia wants a career change. She is able to do four days a week there." She did a five-day week at Camerons.
Moore adds: "We are a growing department. We have taken on two assistants in the last three months and I expect to take on two more assistants in the next six months. The team here is extremely strong."
The firm's four pensions partners are Mark Grant, Ian Batty, Moore and Miller.
Moore claims that within the next year he will have replaced Miller, but admits: "We are sorry she is going."