Fountain Court deputy senior clerk Vince Plant is to join rival set Devereux Chambers as head of clerking services.
Plant, who has been with Fountain Court for 22 years, has been recruited to replace former senior clerk Cliff Holland, who quit after 21 years with the set to join Matrix Chambers in May.
Devereux’s appointment of Plant comes little more than a year after the set appointed Baker & McKenzie director of marketing and business development Beverly Landais as its first chief executive (21 May 2009).
Plant will work alongside consultant clerk Elton Maryon and report to Landais.
Head of Devereux Chambers Colin Edelman QC said: “Vince will play a vital role by ensuring that chambers meets its strategic goals and that sustainable business relationships are built with clients.
“He’ll ensure the smooth running of the clerks’ room, liaise with the marketing team and implement agreed business strategy. Vince will also have a hands-on role in the clerking of members.”
Head of Fountain Court Timothy Dutton QC said Plant “will go with our thanks for his tremendous contribution to chambers over the years and with very best wishes for his future success”.