Stephen Tupper, head of Hammond Suddards' Brussels office, is being transferred to the firm's London office as part of a restructuring of the firm's EU practice which will see the practice divided between Brussels and London. Tupper will continue to head the firm's EU practice working alongside barrister, Clive Gordon, to provide UK-based clients with easier access to EU law advice. The firm currently has 12 lawyers based in Brussels.
Bacfi the Bar Association for Commerce Finance and Industry has elected Susan Ward, in-house counsel at the banking body APACS, as its chair. Ward (pictured), who takes over from Express Newspapers legal adviser Stephen Bacon, called for a lifting of all the restrictions preventing in-house lawyers from appearing in the higher courts.