Partners on the move…

Former head of legal at the British Railways Board Andrew Sim has joined insurance firm Kennedys. He will act as a health and safety litigation consultant for the company on a part-time basis.

Peter Smith will join Manches & Co in April, becoming the firm's fifth construction partner. Smith is currently a partner in the construction department at Nabarro Nathanson.

David Biggerstaff, a partner in Trowers & Hamlins' litigation department for nine years, has been elected new managing partner of the firm. Trowers & Hamlins' current managing partner, Ralph Picken, is stepping down to head up the firm's banking department.

Michael Fletcher is leaving his position as head of pensions at Davies Arnold Cooper to join the London office of Masons, where he will also work in pensions.

Malcolm Naylor has been promoted to the position of corporate tax partner with Arthur Andersen's UK legal network. He has been with the company 15 years and in his new role will head up the firm's UK tax and legal department.