Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) media litigation head Liz Hartley is to leave the firm in September for an in house role at Associated Newspapers, publisher of the Daily Mail and London’s Evening Standard.
Hartley, who has spent two decades in private practice, will work alongside Associated Newspapers legal director Harvey Kass.
Hartley said: “This is a hugely exciting opportunity for me to move into the engine room after over 20 years in private practice, many of which have been spent on work for Associated Newspapers.
“While I will be sorry to leave RPC, the department has an established reputation as one of the leading media defence practices in the country and I am looking forward to continuing to work with my former colleagues in their continuing role as advisers to Associated Newspapers.”
Kass added: “We are delighted that Liz has agreed to join us. Having benefited for many years from Liz’s special talents as a truly outstanding media lawyer, it seems a natural progression for Liz to be moving in-house, particularly at such a crucial time for press freedom.”