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Hull firm AMJ Solicitors has appointed David Hall as a senior solicitor in its shipping and -transport team. He joins from Newcastle-based Rayfield Mills, where he was principal assistant to founding partner Stephen Mills.



•Hull firm AMJ Solicitors has appointed David Hall as a senior solicitor in its shipping and -transport team. He joins from Newcastle-based Rayfield Mills, where he was principal assistant to founding partner Stephen Mills.

•King & Spalding has appointed Ethan Horwitz as a partner in its IP team in New York. Horwitz was -previously a partner and chairman of IP at Goodwin Procter.

•Reading firm Field Seymour Parkes has promoted two -associates to its -partnership. Dean Bickford and Marcus Francis have become partners in the commercial -property team.

•Woodfines Solicitors has hired Bijal Shah and Isobel Mann as assistants into its probate group. Shah was a legal adviser at Russell Jones & -Walker while Mann was a legal executive at Smith Chamberlain.

•Freeth Cartwright has hired Richard Osborn as a partner in its commercial -property team in Leicester. He joins from Evershed’s Birmingham office, where he was an associate.

•Offshore firm Maples and Calder has promoted finance and capital markets associate Stacey Overholt to the partnership. The firm has also hired six -associates: Oliver Goodwin joins from Ogier; Jack Mariott joins from –Nabarro; Jessica Stock and Sarah MacLachlan both join from New Zealand firm Buddle Findlay; Robert Drysdale has moved from Conyers Dill & Pearman; and -Mathew Bishop joins from -Kensington Swan in New Zealand.

•Girlings Solicitors has recruited employment law specialist Carl Vincent as a partner. Vincent was previously a partner at Dechert.

•East Coast US firm Foley Hoag has appointed Ronald Goodman as a partner in its international arbitration and litigation practice in Washington DC. He was previously co-head of Winston & Strawn’s international arbitration group. -Associate Geraldine Fischer also moves across.

Fox Williams has promoted senior associate Mathew Davies into its partnership. Davies heads up the firm’s business immigration -practice.