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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Browne Jacobson has hired IP specialist professor Paul Torremans as a consultant in its IP team. Torremans is a professor at Nottingham University.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius has appointed Mark Matthews as a partner in the firm's Washington tax and litigation practice. Matthews joins from the Internal Revenue Service, where he was deputy commissioner. He also has experience as global co-head of anti-money laundering at Deutsche Bank.
The Trainee Solicitors Group (TSG) has elected Halliwells' trainee Melissa Worth as its new president. Worth takes over from incumbent Clyde & Co trainee Genevieve Monclin.
The Fraud Advisory Panel has appointed white-collar and corporate crime barrister Jonathan Fisher QC as a trustee and director. Fisher is a consultant and in-house counsel with McGrigors, specialising in regulatory, corporate defence and tax investigation.
Leeds-based Lee & Priestley has hired commercial property specialist David Coleman as a partner. Coleman joins from the Leeds office of Cobbetts.
GE Commercial Finance has promoted Kevin Dunn to European head of leveraged finance. Dunn was previously European general counsel for GE Commercial Finance.
London-based patent and IP litigation firm Forsyth Simpson has hired Suzanne Streatfield as a senior associate. Streatfield joins from DLA Piper where she was a senior associate in its IP litigation team.
Black Country law firm George Green has taken on two new trainee solicitors and appointed a new assistant. The new trainees are Deborah Beal and Carrie Smith. Laura Charles becomes an assistant solicitor within the firm's corporate and commercial group.
Ricksons has promoted insurance litigation specialist Anand Raghupati to its partnership. Raghupati is based in the Preston office and has been with the firm since 1997, when he joined as a trainee.
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired structured finance specialist Michelle Taylor as a partner in its Hong Kong office. Taylor joins from Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker where she was a partner.
Matrix Solicitors has appointed Amanda Illing as practice director. The new post was created as part of a restructure and expansion of the Matrix team. Illing was previously practice manager.