Cuts and Redundancies
BLM has launched a new marine insurance team with the addition of legacy Greenwoods partner Gemma Pearce and two other fee-earners from Parabis’ defunct Bristol office.
Edwards Wildman Palmer has entered a redundancy consultation, with a view to axing a small number of staff in London.
DWF has made 15 secretaries, six solicitors, four paralegals, and one analyst from its fraud, intelligence and motor teams redundant following a consultation that kicked off in June.
Parabis has cut 24 fee earner roles from its Croydon-based claimant firm Cogent Law.
Parabis has decided to close its offices in Bristol and Colchester following a 40-day consultation, with 41 staff affected.
On the move
Gateley has hired Craig Rattray to join the firm’s commercial, technology and media team in London. Rattray joins from Olswang where he was a commercial partner, advising clients across a number of practice areas including commercial, regulatory, corporate finance and tax
All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices.
Patent and trademark firm JA Kemp has appointed IP litigator Alan Bryson as head of its litigation group. He joins from Wilberforce Chambers, where he was a barrister. Before being called to the bar in 2004, he was an IP partner with Clifford Chance ...
Move of the week
Longstanding DAC Beachcroft (DACB) Madrid lead partner Pablo Wesolowski has left the firm to join 11 former colleagues at Rousaud Costas Duran (RCD).