Lovells raids SJ Berwin for finance boost

Lovells’ partnership has been given a boost with the hire of SJ Berwin senior associate James McDonald. McDonald, who will join Lovells’ financial institutions group in September, leaves SJ Berwin after three years.

•Lovells’ partnership has been given a boost with the hire of SJ Berwin senior associate James McDonald. McDonald, who will join Lovells’ financial institutions group in September, leaves SJ Berwin after three years. Lovells sees McDonald’s appointment as “a -significant step in strengthening the firm’s work in corporate real estate and real estate investment funds”. David Harris, Lovells -managing partner, said: “James is the ninth partner lateral hire this year, in addition to the 31 senior associates we promoted.”