SJ Berwin PE partner Harris switches to Hogan Lovells

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  • Sorry, but I don't understand why this article has had so much attention?

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  • I have no connection with this story whatsoever - not with SJ Berwin, not with any of the individuals.

    However, having been in this industry for 20+ years and being a bit of an old codger, I have to say how disgusted I am with some of the comments on here. Since when were lawyers "celebrities" and when did it become "okay" to name individuals and make personal remarks, whether complimentary or not? I'm sure that Leanne Moezi, Steven Davis and Tim Wright did not expect in any measure to get appraised in this article. Indeed, is it right or fair that even Ed Harris has been appraised in this way? Treated like a piece of meat in some cases?

    People who are commenting should please be mindful that these 4 people are professionals and have careers to preserve - clients will be reading this article too. Further, It doesn't take much effort to know who the "other partners" (allegedly horrendous and not worth their salt) are that the comments refer to if one looks at the SJ Berwin corporate partner list, and frankly it is unfair and offensive.

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  • Tim Wright is excellent - technically very good, great clients and all round nice chap.

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  • Agree that Tim Wright is excellent.

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  • Tim Wright is fantastic, but he's too good for Berwins and I highly doubt he'll stay. Ed is a loss for the team, for sure, but great hire for Hogans.

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  • Fully support Tim Wright. The rest of them - agree with the other comments.

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  • Only just saw this, despite hearing about it and being told to look at this article and the comments! 83 comments?? And counting?

    Worked with Ed Harris and very bright guy - if a little disorganised (at least that was my impression) - but seriously intelligent and creative. I can certainly understand why He's leaving based on what I presume his reasons to be, and wish him the best of luck at Lovells. I would have thought Leanne Hill will also go unless Berwins are persuasive enough, but very unfair to speculate in a forum such as this.

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  • See comments on the article about Tom Whelan being appointed head of HL's private equity practice - more comments about Ed! Story won't die!!

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  • He is still working FT at SJB - I don't know why they haven't forced him out yet. Doing SJB no favours.

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  • Leanne is going with Ed!

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