Careers: People

Latham & Watkins has appointed Eugene Lee, formerly of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, as of counsel in its Hong Kong corporate department. Prior to Simpson Thacher, Lee was an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton‘s New York office. Lee specialises in capital markets and M&A work.

Thomas Eggar has strengthened its dispute resolution team with three new solicitors, bringing the total number of dispute resolution lawyers to 50. Lloyd Junor joins the private client litigation department from Oxford firm Henmans, property disputes specialist Michael Large joins from London firm Bowling & Co, and Michael Howard joins from Dorsey & Whitney to handle professional negligence, insurance and commercial contract disputes.

Luton firm Taylor Walton has appointed Victoria Smyth and Simon Wade as assistant solicitors to the private client and commercial property departments respectively. Smyth and Wade recently completed their training contracts at Taylor Walton.

Talbots has appointed Cheryl Leyser to head the commercial department. Leyser joins from George Green Solicitors and specialises in all aspects of commercial property.

Nottingham firm Roythornes has hired a newly qualified solicitor for the litigation team. Paul Dodds joins from Fraser Brown. He will assist partner Marie Evans with a broad range of work, including employment and commercial dispute management.

The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) has appointed Robert Smith as director of commercial mediation at CEDR Solve, the dispute and prevention service. Smith has been mediating in the US for the last 10 years. At the Bank of America he was responsible for all overseas litigation and has more than 20 years’ commercial litigation and trial experience.