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Forsters former corporate head Jeremy Whiteson has left the firm to join West End rival Fladgate.
Whiteson, who has been a partner at Forsters for nine years, joins as a partner in Fladgate’s corporate practice.
He was replaced as corporate head by former Withers partner Craigey Pearson in April.
Whiteson specialises in three areas: working with start-up businesses, property fund and structures, and corporate restructuring and insolvency.
Fladgate senior partner Charles Wander said: “Despite the recession, we’ve continued to look for people who have the right kind of practice to complement the firm.
“Jeremy has a diverse corporate practice and that’s something we like to encourage. Insolvency is starting to come back, so to bring in someone with a solid, technical background in this area was very attractive. I think he’ll fit in very well here.”
Whiteson added: “The strength of Fladgate’s business and reputation in my core areas, and the firm’s proactive, partner-led approach, offers an exciting opportunity for me to further develop my practice.”
The news comes after Fladgate brought in media litigator Lawrence Abramson from Harbottle & Lewis last month (15 June 2010).