Eversheds pensions partner Susan Andrews is quitting to join Pinsent Curtis Biddle.
Andrews, who is regarded as a rising star in pensions law, qualified as a barrister before requalifying as a solicitor.
She joined Eversheds through merger partner Frere Cholmeley Bischoff in 1998. Previously, she was at Charles Russell and before that Herbert Smith.
City-based Biddle, which recently merged with national practice Pinsent Curtis, is highly regarded for its pensions work.
Andrews will be based in the London office and will report to the national head of pensions and former Biddle partner Chris Mullen.
Mullen says: "[Andrews] brings with her a wealth of experience in the pensions arena and particular expertise in the new stakeholder schemes as well as other financial services and insurance products."
Andrews, who is secretary of the Association of Pensions Lawyers, says she was particularly attracted to Pinsent Curtis Biddle because of the recent merger. She joins as a partner.