Price Waterhouse wins crime specialist

TOP white collar crime specialist Anthony Vernon is leaving City law firm Richards Butler for accountants Price Waterhouse.

The highly rated 41 year-old partner joined Richards Butler in June 1992 from Boodle Hatfield. Business development manager Geoffrey Parker says client confidentiality prevents him from commenting on Vernon's caseload.

Parker says no assistants are leaving with Vernon and that Richards Butler will continue to maintain a team of lawyers specialising in white collar crime.

Vernon will start next month at Price Waterhouse, working with accountant David Crow-ther in the Professional Standards for Europe section.

Both Vernon and Crowther are on holiday and Price Waterhouse declines to comment further on the appointment.