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South West firm Stephens & Scown has hired James Orpin as a corporate partner in the firm’s new Truro office. Orpin joins from Michelmores.

  • South West firm Stephens & Scown has hired James Orpin as a corporate partner in the firm’s new Truro office. Orpin joins from Michelmores.
  • Howes Percival has appointed Doug Masson as a partner. Masson joins from the Hong Kong office of Baker & McKenzie.
  • Beachcroft Wansbroughs has appointed Giles Taylor as a partner in its PFI projects team. Taylor joins from Pinsent Masons where he was a senior associate.
  • SJ Berwin has hired three planning and environment assistants. Daniel Farrand joins from Mills & Reeve, Emily Peters from Bond Pearce and Meeta Kaur joins from Westminster City Council, having completed the Law Conversion Course.
  • South of England firm Trethowans has appointed Jane Walker as a licensing partner. She joins from Blake Lapthorn Linnell.
  • Chadbourne & Parke has promoted two lawyers to the position of counsel. They are Gretchen Werwaiss in New York and Evgenia M Korotkova in Moscow.
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has appointed the former commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission Kathleen Quinn Abernathy as a partner in the firm’s IT and communications practice in Washington DC.
  • Insurance boutique Robin Simon has promoted Misha Nateghi and Simon Gildener to the positions of senior solicitors within the firm’s partnership.