Partners on the move

Taylor Joynson Garrett has expanded its commercial property department with the appointment of Adam Marks as a partner. Marks joins from West End firm Walsh Lawson, which will be formally taken over by Kingsley Napley at the end of March.

Clarke Willmott & Clarke has gained planning specialist Stephen Pasterfield from Bristol firm, Lawrence Tucketts. He will join as a partner in its property and planning team. Pasterfield is a member of the Law Society's planning panel and a legal associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Simon Quantrill has been appointed a partner at regional commercial firm Wollastons. Quantrill specialises in employment law and will develop the firm's services to businesses and senior executives.

Andrew Doyle has joined the Dublin office of Matheson Ormsby Prentice as a partner in the corporate finance department. He was formerly a partner at A&L Goodbody.

Watson Farley & Williams has hired Davis Polk & Wardwell associate Ray Simon for its New York office. Simon is a tax specialist and joins the firm as a partner.

Osborne Clarke has appointed Clare Robinson head of its litigation department. Robinson specialises in commercial litigation and will head the 80-strong team, based in London and Bristol, from the firm's South West headquarters.