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Guernsey firm Carey Langlois has launched a pensions practice in its London office by hiring Hammonds partner Christian Wharton. The firm plans a spate of lateral hires to its London office, particularly in the pensions and investment field, because of growth in these areas offshore. Wharton will join former Linklaters partner David Greenhalgh, who heads the firm's London office. Berwin Leighton Paisner general commercial senior assistant is also joining the office. Wharton said he was motivated to move because of Carey's plans to grow its pensions side and remarked on the growing success of the firm's offshore work. "The firm has been involved for some years in offshore share scheme work and the Channel Islands have been successful in capturing quite a lot of that," he said. The firm's managing partner John Greenfield said: "We expect Christian to develop our offshore pension and employee benefits practices as well as taking an interest in general Guernsey corporate and commercial law."