London firm Goodman Derrick has swooped on ASB Law, hiring three partners to strengthen its family and private client teams.

ASB’s former head of private client and family, Ursula Danagher, joined Goodman Derrick three weeks ago. Working with the firm’s head of litigation, Tim Langton, Danagher will be developing Goodman Derrick’s existing family practice.

In September 2005 two more ASB partners, Lindsey Alexander and Clare Jeffries, will also be joining Goodman Derrick. Alexander is also a family specialist, whilst Jeffries does private client work.

Goodman Derrick managing partner Richard Gerstein said the team offers new scope for growth.