BLP gains corporate restructuring partner

Dechert is to lose its specialist corporate restructuring capability following the resignation of partner Ben Larkin, who will move to Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP)

His move comes just two months after partner Sally Unwin left the corporate restructuring practice to become a professional support lawyer elsewhere.
Larkin, who has yet to finalise his leaving date, handles non-contentious insolvency. He is an indirect replacement for Keith Bordell who left BLP for Travers Smith Braithwaite this spring.
Larkin said: “The attraction of BLP is that I'll get more leads because the firm has a bigger institutional client base.”
BLP intends to focus on the top end of the middle market and to gain leverage from its relationship with the Royal Bank of Scotland. Larkin is expected to take the majority of his existing practice with him.