In brief: Firm snaps up Linklaters' marketing head

Linklaters & Paines head of marketing Conor Boden is quitting to join management consultancy Mercer Management Consultancy, part of US insurance giant Marsh & McLennan. Boden, 34, joined Linklaters in October 1992 as the firm's marketing number two, and became head of the department in May 1994. He was previously with accountants Arthur Andersen.