move of the week
US firm Latham & Watkins has taken on corporate partner Rafal Gawlowski. He had held an in-house role at Citibank and will be based in New York.
• Davies Arnold Cooper has taken on six lawyers, including one real estate partner in Nick Knight, who arrives from housebuilder Persimmon. The other new joiners are commercial property associate Steve Burnett from Eversheds; employment assistants Duncan Snook from Beachcroft, James Pike from The Hardman Partnership and Carly Mather from Hammonds.
• Barlow Lyde & Gilbert has hired Carol Wakefield as a consultant in the insurance group. She previously worked in-house at insurance broker Marsh, where she headed the London structured products group.
• Partner Dr Marc Scheunemann has left Baker & McKenzie to join Clifford Chance in Düsseldorf. He will work as a partner in the tax group.
• Mark Crossley has joined Lovells’ projects engineering and construction team as a professional support lawyer. He was previously an associate in the construction group at Linklaters.
• Emma Riddle has joined Lovells’ business restructuring and insolvency practice as an associate. She was previously an associate in the restructuring and insolvency team at Olswang.
• US law firm Paul Hastings has poached a three-lawyer tax team from King & Spalding’s Washington DC office. Robert Cullbertson and Michael Caballero join as partners, while Kurt Baca arrives as senior counsel.
• Keoghs has hired personal injury partner Peter Kenworthy from DWF. He specialises in disease claims.
• Dispute resolution partner Andrew Shipley
has joined Roythornes in Nottingham from Nelsons. Roythornes has also hired Chris Parslew as a new litigation partner in its Spalding office. He joins from local firm Malletts Solicitors.
• Stephen Leslie QC of Furnival Chambers and Arlene Milne, formerly of Palmyra Chambers, have joined Cobden House Chambers as tenants.
• Scottish firm Harper Macleod has appointed internal banking assistant Anne Macdonald as business development manager for its Connect2Law referral network. Connect2LawR
is a fee-sharing referral scheme set up with a network of smaller firms.
• US firm Pepper Hamilton has appointed Karen Ali as director of diversity. She was formerly at the New Jersey Hospital Association and will be based in Philadelphia.
• Eversheds South African association firm Routledge Modise has hired senior associate Carla Stein in the commercial practice group. She joins from Ron Wheeldon Attorneys.
• South East firm Penningtons has taken on private client lawyer Jo Summers as a consultant. Summers was head of private client at Howard Kennedy.
• Cobbetts has bolstered its Leeds office with the appointment of M&A partner Daniel O’Gorman from Clarion Solicitors.
• Family lawyer Robert Hush has joined Howard Kennedy as a partner. He was previously at Fisher Meredith Solicitors.
• Geldards has seen seven trainees
qualify as solicitors. They are Adam Carbis, James Curry, Martha Davison, Owen Evans, Gemma Mills, Rhian Owen and David Rothera.
• Halliwells has expanded its corporate practice by transferring partner Adam Hulme from the firm’s head office in Manchester. It has also taken on graduate Jemma Brindlecombe as a trainee solicitor.
• Jersey firm BakerPlatt Group has appointed Ed Shorrock as director of forensic and regulatory services. He joins from Deloitte’s Channel Islands practice.
• Kent-based Thomson Snell & Passmore has lured former Pictons Milton Keynes managing partner Fiona Mills to its clinical negligence and personal injury team.
• Oxford firm Darbys has hired clinical negligence partner Richard Money-Kyrle from Boyes Turner in Reading.