Moves: 13 August 2012

Top people moves including Move of the Week

Paul Marshall

Move of the week

Paul Marshall is the latest barrister on the move after leaving 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square. He joins the commercial and chancery and international groups at
No5 Chambers.

Marshall is looking to make the most of the set’s presence in London, Birmingham and Bristol to develop his business and company law practice nationally and internationally.

He said: “No5 Chambers has identified clear strategic goals, which it implements through an effective business model, and by well-led management and clerking teams.”



Seddons has added to its property department by appointing Richard Martin as a partner. He joins with 30 years’ residential and commercial property experience, having previously been a partner at Davies Arnold Cooper.

Andrew Bond
Andrew Bond

Property partner Andrew Bond has joined Taylor Vinters from Manches, where he was also a property partner.

City firm Lewis Silkin has taken planning specialist Judith Damerell from Eversheds. She has been hired as a partner to head the firm’s planning team in its real estate and development group. She was also a partner and head of planning in London and Cambridge at Eversheds.

Riverview Law has appointed Paul Bird as finance director. The fixed-price legal services business hired Bird from Pearson Education, where he was finance director and company secretary. He will divide his time between London and the Wirral.


Foot Anstey has promoted six lawyers to the role of associate. They are: Antonia Power (corporate); Rachel Robinson (commercial); Ben May and Kerry Morgan-Gould (dispute resolution); Nicholas Burt (real estate); and Tim Jones (clinical negligence and complex personal injury).


Emma Hopkinson
Emma Hopkinson

Emma Hopkinson has joined Birmingham-headquartered Browne Jacobson as an associate in the banking team. She moves from Deutsche Bank, where she managed the bank’s institutional client group and commodities legal team, with a particular specialism in over-the-counter derivative contracts.


Yorkshire-based firm Williamsons Solicitors has taken on family law solicitor Phil Jones from Brooke Williams, which closed its office in Bridlington in May. Jones specialises in childcare proceedings.


Brodies has hired two partners in the shape of Eric Galbraith and Finlay Crossan. Corporate lawyer Galbraith joins the Glasgow office from Dundas & Wilson, where he was a partner and head of the franchising group. Finlay moves to the Aberdeen office in the oil and gas sector from Bond Pearce, where he was a partner and led the firm’s oil and gas supply chain business.


Markus Eichhorst has rejoined Ince & Co in Hamburg as a partner after leaving in 2010 to join the judiciary.

Asia Pacific

Former Withers partner Todd Martin Beutler has moved to DLA Piper as a partner in its Hong Kong office. He acts for high-net-worth private clients.


The San Diego office of Duane Morris has taken on real estate partner Marianne Adriatico to focus on common interest development, land use, commercial lending and real estate transactions. Adriatico joins from HechtSolberg, where she was a partner.

Herbert Smith has hired a group of litigators from Chadbourne & Parke, including litigation chief Thomas Riley, ahead of its New York office launch. Five of the team are based in New York and the other in London. They are litigation head Riley; Gregory Loss, Chadbourne & Parke’s products liability counseling and defense practice group head; David Wallace; Allison Alcasabas; Joseph Falcone; and London-based Philip Pfeffer.

The bar

Personal injury barrister Stephen Cottrell has taken his nationwide practice to Devereux after leaving Temple Garden Chambers. He acts for seriously injured claimants and insurers on allegedly fraudulent claims. He has extensive experience in costs work, inquests and credit hire disputes.

Commercial barrister Paul Marshall has joined the commercial and chancery and international groups at No5 Chambers to help boost the set’s national presence and develop his business and company law practice. Marshall was formerly at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square.


CBS Interactive, the digital arm of US television network CBS, has hired director of legal Daisy Wei as its first-ever in-house counsel. She joins from Beijing-based firm Han Kun Law Offices, where she was counsel.

Apple in-house lawyer Mark Chapman is joining the Surrey office of Herrington & Carmichael as a senior solicitor in its company and commercial department.