Herbert Smith hires HR head from Bakers

Baker & McKenzie European director of talent management Chris Lynch is to leave the firm to take on the global HR director role at Herbert Smith. Lynch, who joined Bakers as HR director in 2004, takes up her new position in May.

At Herbert Smith she replaces current HR head John Lucy, who will leave the firm at the end of this month to set up a consultancy business.

Before joining Bakers, Lynch was head of HR for the corporate practice at Allen & Overy.