Burness has recruited Derek Currie from DLA to head its media law group. The Scottish firm has hired Currie from Bird Semple’s Glasgow office, which merged with DLA at the beginning of this year. Currie, who is regarded as a leading defamation practitioner, had been a litigation partner at Bird Semple since 1977. Clients of 28-partner Burness include the BBC, European publisher Bonnier and Clyde & Forth Press.