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Martineau Johnson’s head of pensions Simon Laight has quit the firm to join Pinsents’ Birmingham office.
The move is a further blow to the Birmingham firm, which suffered a string of partner losses last year. In October it lost head of private client Matthew Hansell to Mills & Reeve and London-based education partner Rachel Wolf left the firm last summer.
The highly-rated head of education Nicola Hart, whose clients include the universities of Aberystwyth, Aston, Birmingham, Cardiff and Coventry, also joined Pinsents earlier this month after seven months’ gardening leave.
Laight, who has been a partner at Martineaus since 2000, specialises in product development work for banks and insurers. He also acts for an increasing number of public sector teams. Before joining Martineaus in 1998, he was an in-house pensions lawyer at Norwich Union.
His departure terms were still being negotiated when The Lawyer went to press.
Pinsents declined to comment. Martineaus failed to return calls for comment.