Robert Muckle scores first with key lateral

Newcastle’s Robert Muckle hired its first-ever lateral directly into the firm’s equity, taking a former Eversheds corporate partner.

Andrew Davison, who was also company secretary with high street bakery chain Greggs Plc while practising with Eversheds, left his former firm in April, speaking to several firms before plumping for Robert Muckle.

Robert Muckle’s senior partner Ian Gilthorpe said: “[Davison] has a very loyal client base and is perhaps more focused on ensuring the continuity of service to clients than fitting his work into a particular department or team.”

Robert Muckle has also promoted property partner Barney Frith, who joined from Beachcroft Wansbroughs last year, to full equity status.