Employment team quits firm

THE EMPLOYMENT team of City law firm Hill Taylor Dickinson has decamped to Bristol-based law firm Osborne Clarke – but both sides insist they remain good friends.

A total of five employment specialists are due to leave the firm at the end of the month to work from Osborne Clarke's London premises, led by team head Nicholas Moore.

Moore and Ralph Nathan join Osborne Clarke as partners, Joanna Pawley joins as an associate, and assistants Danielle Kingdon and Nicola Hogg are also part of the exodus.

Anthony Way, marketing manager at Hill Taylor Dickinson, says: “The break has been as amicable as these things can be and to the best of my knowledge there is no question of challenging the move. We wish them well,” he says.

David Ticehurst, head of employment at Osborne Clarke's Bristol office, says: “We will now be able to offer employers right across the south of England ready access to a comprehensive employment law service based both in London and Bristol.”

Only assistant solicitor Daniel Wilde will remain in the Hill Taylor Dickinson's employment department.