Taylor Wessing hires three partners in a week for London and Dubai offices

Taylor Wessing has announced three lateral partner hires for its private client practice and construction teams in London and Dubai.

Antoaneta Proctor will join the Taylor Wessing team this month as a partner from Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, Elaine Dobson will join the firm as head of residential property from Bircham Dyson Bell, and Nick Carnell has joined the firm’s Dubai office as head of construction from Kennedys.

Proctor and Dobson’s appointments takes Taylor Wessing’s UK-based private client practice group up to 10 partners and 30 fee-earners.

Dobson replaces the retiring Joanna Ward as head of residential property. She specialises in transactional and landlord and tenant issues, as well as complex enfranchisement work. Dobson joins Taylor Wessing from Bircham Dyson Bell, where she was a partner for almost seven years.

Proctor specialises in international tax and trusts, multi-jurisdictional wealth planning, family governance and business succession. She was previously a senior associate at Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co and legacy Lawrence Graham.

Carnell joined the firm’s Dubai office as head of construction, bringing the total number of partners in the office to seven following the November 2013 appointment of Nabarro partner Habib Ullah to lead the finance team. 

Carnell was a partner at Kennedys for over four years. He has been in the region for nearly 10 years and has extensive advocacy experience in all forms of dispute resolution.