Covington & Burlings London office has bolstered its life sciences practice by recruiting a regulatory specialist from Lovells. Gabrielle Turner joins Covington as special counsel, becoming part of its eight-strong team in London, which is headed up by Richard Kingham, who splits his time between the UK and Washington. There are around 40 lawyers dedicated to this area throughout the firm. During her career, Turner has been seconded to the Office of the Solicitor at the UK Department of Health, mainly acting for the Medicines Control Agency, now known as the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. Her experience will tie in with Covingtons practice, which provides regulatory and intellectual property advice to the pharmaceutical sector. Among the London lawyers is James Berry, senior of counsel, who is the former senior vice president and general counsel of GlaxoSmithKline.