In brief: Richards Butler partners step up

City firm Richards Butler has made two of its partners group managers. Lista Cannon, who specialises in financial and banking work and is admitted to the New York Bar, is taken on as group manager of the commercial litigation group, while Christopher Jackson (pictured), becomes group manager of the corporate and commercial group. Both are responsible for day-to-day management and positioning for future growth. Jackson said: “I will be looking to increase our cross-border and international work and to obtain business opportunities from Far East and North American investors into the UK.”