Eversheds poaches DWS MK head

Denton Wilde Sapte is losing the head of Milton Keynes office as Eversheds ramps its real estate litigation department.

Carole Peet, head of property litigation at Dentons is set to join Eversheds in November to work in its London office

Peet has been at Dentons since 1988, becoming partner in 1993. Previously she worked at regional firm Boodle Hatfield. She has acted for J Sainsbury, Barclays Bank, English Partnerships and Thornfield Developments.

Peet is the third partner Dentons has lost this month. As exclusively revealed in The Lawyer, former managing partner Stephen Blakeley is moving to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld while ex-head of dispute resolution Mark Gill is joining Addleshaw Goddard.

Eversheds has also recruited Lovells associate Dan Levy into its London office. Levy joins the firm as a partner.

Dentons head of construction, David Risbridger, has been appointed to take over from Peet at the Milton Keynes office. Risbridger trained as a quantity surveyor before becoming a lawyer. He joined Dentons from Shoosmiths in 1997 and became a partner in 2001.