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Watson Burton has merged with private client practice Kris Andersen, bolstering its capability in this practice area.
Kris Andersen, who left Eversheds two years ago to form his own private client specialist firm, has joined Watson Burton as a partner and will head the new group. Andersen said: "I've enjoyed the freedom of practising on my account, but looking to the longer-term, this move is in both mine and my clients' interests." As his practice grew, the alternative was to recruit to his own firm, but he considered it more sensible to bring his experience to an established team. His new team consists of partner Nicholas Craig and recently-appointed senior associate Neil Irvine. Andersen said that in merging with Watson Burton, his clients would benefit from the support of a strong firm. He said: "I'm convinced that Watson Burton is committed to developing private client work as an integral part of its all-round service to clients."