Careers: people

Moon Beever has hired Davis Arnold Cooper’s former head of business recovery Shashi Rajani as a partner in its insolvency and business recovery team. Rajani was formerly a barrister in both London and Tanzania and an insolvency manager with Coopers & Lybrand.

Cheshire firm Forshaws has strengthened its Warrington commercial division with two commercial lawyers. Peter Marks, a qualified engineer, joins from Croftons, where he specialised in commercial property, while newly-qualified Mark McKeating completed his traineeship at the Thrasher Walker Partnership.

Simon Bastin has been appointed director of business development at Watson Farley & Williams. Bastin was previously the business development manager at the firm. The appointment follows Tim Pashley’s departure as commercial director at the end of last year.

Linklaters banking partner Trevor Clark joined the firm’s Hong Kong office last week. He worked previously in Asia, having spent a number of years based in South East Asia with Linklaters in the late 1990s.

Bedell Cristin has appointed Lesley Piner as its new head of business development to help expand its international client base. The Jersey firm recently announced its expansion into Dublin and Geneva.