Morgan Cole hit by City head of employment exit

Morgan Cole has lost its London head of employment in another blow for the beleaguered firm.

Ravinder Mahal, formerly an associate at Morgan Cole, has joined Wedlake Bell as a senior solicitor, bringing the London and Guernsey firm’s employment team to eight fee-earners.

Earlier this year, Wedlake Bell hired Freshfields’ Jane Wolstenholme as an employment partner, following the 2003 appointment of Jo Pawley from British Airways.

In contrast, Morgan Cole lost five partners and a number of associates from London since last summer, leaving a small team concentrating on property.