Masons loses two partners to Forsters and Edwin Coe

Masons has suffered a double blow with the departure of two more partners, taking the number of partners to quit the firm to seven in as many months.

Former head of property Guy Jordan is leaving the firm to join the highly rated property group at London firm Forsters. The hire brings the number of partners at Forsters to 22.

At the same time, corporate partner Victor Hawrych quit Masons to join Lincoln’s Inn firm Edwin Coe last week. At Masons, where he was an equity partner, Hawrych advised issuers, brokers and nominated advisers on AIM floats and secondary issues.

Hawrych and Jordan join the growing list of defectors from Masons, which includes construction duo Alison Cooksley and Tim Foggarty, who this year quit to join Bevan Ashford in London, and former head of the Manchester office’s public-private partnership and private finance initiative team Huw Baker, who last year joined Linklaters.

The news comes in the wake of the closure of Masons’ Dublin office, which saw two partners move to A&L Goodbody, but seven assistants and the entire support staff were left to decide on their own futures.

Masons did not return The Lawyer’s calls for comment.