Former England Rugby Union hooker Brian Moore is joining niche firm Memery Crystal as a partner
Moore, who played for England until the early 1990s, is a litigation and sports law specialist. He was previously a partner at Edward Lewis, a firm which collapsed in 1999 amid sexual harassment claims aimed at its chairman. Moore ran his own web-enablement business before deciding to return to the law. He joins Memery Crystal at the beginning of March, but will continue to work as a BBC commentator on all the Six Nations away games for England. Memery Crystal senior partner Peter Crystal explained Moore's reasons for coming back into the law: "Brian went out and did some business things. But he wanted to get back into the legal profession. He needed some fresh air and space after what happened at Edward Lewis." Moore's appointment takes the number of partners at Memery Crystal to 15.