Dickinson Dees hires three into chemicals

•Newcastle giant Dickinson Dees has hired three new lawyers for its chemical & pharmaceuticals group. Patricia Barclay joins as a consultant from Vanguard Medical Group, now called Vernalis, where she was general counsel, and Alison Moss joins as an associate from Teesside-based Sembcorb Utilities. Simon Stuttaford joins as an assistant from Leuven University, Belgium, where he completed a Master’s in Energy and Environmental Law, having previously been a personal injury litigator at London firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain. Group head partner Peter Snaith said: “This is a growing market locally that’s attracting clients nationally.”