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•5 Essex Court has recruited Simon Walsh and Elliot Gold to the police law, employment law and personal injury teams from Bridewell Chambers. Beatrice Colliers joins chambers following the completion of her pupillage. Meanwhile, Jason Beer, Jeremy Johnson and Alan Payne have been appointed to the Attorney General's panel.
•Bristol-based Ashfords Solicitors has recruited three new members: moving from Bevan Brittan, associate Joanna Clarke joins the firm's commercial property team; former legal manager and adviser for Stanley Security Solutions Europe Paul Kendall joins the corporate and commercial team; and Stephen Young joins the corporate recovery and insolvency team from Clarke Willmott's insolvency department.
•Paradise Chambers has appointed six new members to its team. They are Stuart Newton, Dapinderpaul Singh and Laura Marshall from Sheffield set North Church Street Chambers, Kathryn Hayes, former in-house barrister at Drydens, and Nicole Erlen and Jessica Pemberton, who were both formerly solicitors with Higher Rights of Audience.
•Manchester-based firm Greenwoods has recruited two solicitors, Cheryl McCready and Carole Wrench. Both have joined the commercial property department.
•Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal has recruited Kathleen McDermott to its national healthcare group. McDermott, who will be based in the firm's Washington DC office, has 15 years' experience and has worked on a number of US health-care fraud cases. Prior to joining Sonnenschein, McDermott was a partner at Blank Rome.
•18 Red Lion Court has appointed Emma Gargitter, Jane Oldfield and Sarah Clark for tenancy after pupillage. Professor David Ormerod is now a full tenant and Tom Payne joins the set from 13 King's Bench Walk.
•Farrar's Building has appointed two new recruits: Rhiannon Jones joins from Lamb Chambers, while Emma Sole has been taken on following pupillage.
•Liverpool-based DWF has recruited David Crank as an associate to its commercial litigation department. Crank, who joins from Halliwells, has worked on a number of health and safety and trading standards cases and successfully defended former Liverpool FC goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar against allegations of match-fixing in 1997.
•Sidley Austin's New York office has appointed Farid Maluf as a partner in the real estate department. Maluf has significant experience in Real Estate Investment Trusts and real estate M&A, and recently represented Equity Office Properties Trust in the largest leveraged buyout in history.