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Richards Butler has hired shipping partner Charlie Weller from niche shipping firm Jackson Parton.
The move marks a return to Richards Butler for Weller, who trained at the firm. He moved to Jackson Parton as a junior assistant in May 1994 and became a partner there in 1997.
Shipping group head Adam Morgan says that Weller will bolster the 10-strong Greek shipping practice in London and will assist the Piraeus office. "He will work closely with the two assistants in Piraeus as well as acting as an additional partner who specialises in dry cargo work," he says.
Weller's experience in liquid commodities will assist partner Richard Swinburn to strengthen the liquid commodities practice. Morgan admits that it has often been overshadowed by the dry commodities practice.