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Simmons & Simmons head of tax Heather Savage has resigned to join Linklaters as a consultant on flexi-time.
Savage, who has two children and whose husband is also a City lawyer - Travers Smith Braithwaite insurance litigator Stephen Paget-Brown - will be working from her Kent home for two half days a week and from Linklaters' London office three days a week.
Janet Cooper, head of Linklaters' employee benefits practice, said her team of 16 already included four who have agreed flexible working.
She added: "The fact that we were able to attract someone of Heather's calibre is testament to the sense and the success of what we are doing."
Ironically, Savage took over as head of tax at Simmons two years ago when Stephen Coleclough left citing ridiculous hours.
Savage said that at Linklaters she would be able to concentrate on her speciality, employee benefits. At Simmons she covered all areas of tax work.