In brief: Mishcons trio heads to Goodman Derrick

Three lawyers have left prominent London firm Mishcon de Reya to join Goodman Derrick. Media and defamation solicitor Brian Hepworth moved over to the firm as a partner last week. He took with him Steven Shotnes as an associate and assistant Jason McCue. Hepworth's clients include Central Television and Express Newspapers. Hepworth was named last week as one of four equity partners who were leaving Mishcons. The firm also announced it had gained a team of four lawyers from London property practice Rabin Leacock Lipman.