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  • Media firm Michael Simkins has hired Tim Curtis as a partner in the firm’s film and television group. He was previously a name partner at niche media firm Harrison Curtis.
  • Proskauer Rose has poached two corporate lawyers from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Daniel Eisner joins as a corporate partner in the New York office, while Nigel Austin joins as senior counsel.
  • South East firm TLT Solicitors has recruited Claire Gibson for its London banking and asset finance team. She joins as an assistant from Mark Gilbert Morse.
  • Manchester-based firm Glaisyers has hired private client assistant Sion Roberts from Lincolnshire-based Ringrose Law Group, where he trained and qualified as a solicitor in 2004.
  • Putsmans Solicitors has appointed two lawyers for its Birmingham management team. Paul Wilson joins as chief executive from Olswang, where he was head of the Thames Valley office, while Kevin Nagle joins as head of commercial property. He was previously head of property at Lee Crowder (now Cobbetts).
  • Australian firm McCullough Robertson has made up three partners, Trudy Naylor, Derek Pocock and Russell Thirgood.
  • Leeds-based firm Fox Hayes has hired two new partners from Brooke North. John Barker joins as a corporate partner and David Coates as partner and head of commercial property.
  • New York firm Thacher Proffitt & Wood has two new counsel in its Mexico City structured finance practice group. Derek Woodhouse has been promoted to counsel, while Anthony Girolami also joins the firm as counsel from Shearman & Sterling‘s São Paulo office.
  • North West firm Mace & Jones has hired Mike Yardley, a senior lecturer from the College of Law in Chester, as its new head of banking.
  • Paris firm De Pardieu Brocas Maffe has promoted associate Christophe Gaillard to the partnership in the banking, finance and capital markets group. Gaillard joined the firm in 2001.
  • McHale & Co has hired commercial and construction litigation lawyer Dominic Timmons. Timmons was previously UK head of legal at Quinn Direct Insurance, where he specialised in insurance indemnity issues in the construction sector.