Linklaters poaches new talent chief from Lovells

Linklaters has hired Lovells’ former director of legal training as its new global head of learning and development.

Suzanne Fine, who joins the firm on 1 May, previously worked at Nottingham Law school, where she was head of business development.

She also previously worked at the College of law, where she was principal lecturer and head of the bar vocational course at the College of law.

In a statement, Linklaters managing partner Tony Angel said: “Providing everyone at Linklaters with a first class learning experience is a critical part of our strategy of being not only the law firm of choice for global clients, but also of attracting the best talent around the world by being the career destination of choice.

“Suzanne’s appointment will enable us to continue to make demonstrable progress towards this goal.”

The move is one of a number recently instituted by City firms to attract and retain talented lawyers.