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US firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton has hired John Stigi as a partner in San Francisco from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

  • US firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton has hired John Stigi as a partner in San Francisco from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
  • Canadian firm Gowling Lafleur Henderson has hired Valerie Hughes as a partner. She was previously director of the appellate body secretariat of the World Trade Organisation from 2001 to 2005.
  • Lester Aldridge has hired Christopher Lathbury as a solicitor in its family law department. He joins from Meesons Solicitors.
  • Tees Valley firm Tilly Bailey & Irvine has hired Alison Tate as a partner and head of commercial disputes from Dickinson Dees. Kirstey Maloney has also been promoted to the partnership in the family law group.
  • Yorkshire firm McCormicks has appointed Daniel O’Gorman as a senior associate in the corporate finance group. He joins from Travers Smith.
  • North West firm DWF has hired Stephen Ellis as a property finance associate from niche commercial property firm Goodman Harvey.
  • Wedlake Bell has promoted three lawyers to the partnership. They are Gillian Akerman, Ravinder Mahal and Jeremy Raj.