Careers: people

Niche business and technology firm Kemp Little has made up two new partners in its City office. Employment specialist David Williams joined from Lovells in early 2004, while corporate lawyer Charles Claisse joined five years ago from Sidley & Austin prior to its 2001 Brown & Wood merger.

The London office of Arnold & Porter has recruited ex-Denton Wilde Sapte IP litigation specialist Simon Bennett as an associate. Bennett will join IP litigator Clive Thorne, who joined as a partner in the summer.

Wragge & Co’s real estate division has snared a senior housing specialist from Birmingham City Council’s in-house legal team. Jacqueline Knox spent eight years at the local authority and will now work in the regeneration team alongside director and former council colleague Stephen Sellers.

Shadbolt & Co has hired ex-Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer solicitor Cecily Davis for its London projects and construction team. Shadbolts has also recently hired ex-Herbert Smith projects lawyer Robert Meakin and Peter Gray, formerly a partner at Linklaters.