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Macfarlanes has poached Hammonds’ respected international benefits head Jane Marshall to boost its employment, pensions and benefits group.
Marshall becomes the second equity partner to leave Hammonds’ London office since the end of the firm’s 14-month lock-in on 30 June. She joins Macfarlanes in September.
Marshall has been a partner at Hammonds since 1994. Until 2002 she was the firm’s head of pensions, before becoming international benefits head and managing partner of the London office in 2002.
She stepped down from the latter role last year, to be replaced by property partner Paul Groobey.
Marshall will work closely with Macfarlanes’ pensions partner Hugh Arthur.
Macfarlanes senior partner Robert Sutton told The Lawyer: "Hugh and Jane will make a first class team. Real pensions expertise and experience is critical to our work for trustees as well as for corporates and we now have that in spades."
On Monday (July 24) The Lawyer revealed that Hammonds’ property and planning head, Chris Marks, was quitting the firm for DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary.