Tim Taylor, the head of SJ Berwin’s burgeoning litigation department, has been replaced after seven years in the post by South African litigator Craig Pollack.
Pollack takes the reins of a litigation department that SJ Berwin is committed to expanding. It recently hired Russian arbitration specialist David Goldberg from Kennedys, and assistant Iona Levine, a derivatives litigator from Baker & McKenzie.
Pollack, a specialist banking, fraud and insurance litigator, has been at the firm since 1991.
Murray Rosen QC, head of 11 Stone Buildings, a chancery set regularly instructed by SJ Berwin, said: “Pollack and Taylor have really personified the tough and creative approach to litigation that SJ Berwin prides itself on.
“When Tim took on the role the firm was known as a corporate deals firm and only just on the map for litigation. Now they are seen as a force to be reckoned with.”