Mishcon de Reya just can't get enough of fraud. Last week it hired two partners and two assistants into Kas Nouroozi's fraud and insolvency group. Since 2005 the group has doubled in size to nine partners and around 20 assistants. Do they know something we don't?
One of last week's new partners, Masoud Zabeti, probably does. The former head of fraud and asset recovery at West End firm Glovers, who joined Mishcon on 4 September, is an expert on all kinds of banking fraud. If you've got a problem with a cheque (unlikely, as they're now virtually extinct), have had your identity stolen or have suffered any version of dodgy dealing with your plastic, he's your man.
He's also the man for a bunch of his clients, including the American Express group of companies, which have followed him to Mishcon. Now Zabeti's only issue is to make friends with the Mishcon partner he beat in an employment case while at Glovers.