Simons Muirhead snares DLA Piper duo

DLA Piper duo” />West End firm Simons Muirhead & Burton has hired an employment team from DLA Piper. Makbool Javaid and Ewan Keen join the firm as partners, with Javaid becoming the new head of the firm’s employment group. Consultant Dennis Taylor also joins from DLA Piper and becomes head of the firm’s in-house training, HR consultancy and information services. Javaid said: “Our aim is to make us the firm of choice for clients wanting leading edge, cost-effective, proactive advice on strategic and day-to-day human resource issues, incorporating specialist expertise on equality and diversity issues.”