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A new firm called Swan Turton is being launched on 1 November out of the ashes of premier entertainment boutique the Simkins Partnership.
As first revealed in The Lawyer (24 January), Simkins is to dissolve at the end of October. The prolonged downturn in the media sector was blamed by sources at the time as the reason for the split.
Swan Turton, a nine-partner firm headed by former Simkins partners Charles Swan and Julian Turton, will take the majority of the firm's media and entertainment lawyers. The partners signed the lease on the firm's Neal St premises, where they have taken two floors, on 30 September. The new firm will focus exclusively on media and entertainment.
The last few weeks have seen a gradual exodus of partners from 26-partner Simkins. Peter McInerney and Robin Hilton are joining music boutique Sheridans to launch a TV and film practice, while music partner Sarah Waddington is joining boutique Collins Long. The bulk of the remaining Simkins partners will form another new firm, Michael Simkins, which will also be launched in November.