Titmuss Sainer Dechert litigation partner John Hume is leaving the firm after 33 years, including 24 years as a partner, to become the sixth partner at litigation practice The Ralph Garry Partnership. The High Holborn-based practice has been renamed Ralph Hume Garry. Hume, a solicitor advocate, said his main clients would be coming with him, and commented: "One eventually gets tired and needs a change. Things change within firms, you don't always agree with decisions... just the flavour had changed." He said he expected less bureaucracy within the smaller firm.