People moves

DWF has appointed Ty Jones as head of values and corporate responsibility.

Ty Jones
Ty Jones

Move of the week

He joins from Lloyds Banking Group, where he was head of corporate responsibility in its wholesale division. Jones is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. DWF managing partner Andrew Leaitherland said: “We care about the work we do and Ty will work with us to instill our values and ensure they shape the way we deliver our business.”



Maurice Turnor Gardner has strengthened its partnership with the addition of two partners, Jenny McKeown and Helena Berman. The pair join the firm from pensions and HR consultancy ­Mercer, where they were senior in-house ­pensions litigators.

Silverman Sherliker has appointed Nick Moran as a partner in its litigation department. He joins from Messrs Freeman, where he was head of the dispute resolution department. He has experience in the field of commercial dispute resolution, including acting in property and construction disputes.

The City Law School has welcomed a raft of starters to join as teaching staff on its

professional training courses. Nicola Matthews joins as a Bar Professional Training Course ­lecturer from Staple Inn Chambers, where she was a tenant with a practice that included civil and criminal law. Romilly Edge, a criminal practitioner with family practice experience, moves from St Ive’s Chambers in Birmingham. Meanwhile, Andrew Worthley joins from Exeter-based Rougemont Chambers, where he ran a civil law practice, including employment and family law. Philippa Watson, who was ­previously a visiting lecturer, has been appointed as professor in law on the International ­Commercial Law LLM course.


Guillaumes has appointed Carolynn Tan to partner. She joined the firm as a senior solicitor in September 2009 and specialises in family law.

Boyes Turner has hired IP partner Sarah ­Hadland from Pitmans. She joined Pitmans

in 2006 to establish an IP capability and was appointed partner and head of IP.



Shammah Nicholls has appointed banking expert Chris Rainer to join the firm as practice director. Between 1986 and 1997 ­Rainer served as risk director at UCB Group.

In 1997 until recently Rainer was managing ­director of UCB.

Stephensons Solicitors has strengthened its family and relationships team in Manchester with the appointment of legal executive Gillian Lavelle. She was previously an executive in the firm’s consumer law team in Leigh. Laura

Sheehan and Tom Mooney have also been taken on in the clinical negligence department at Stephensons in Leigh. Sheehan joins from Butcher & Barlow, where she trained and qualified as a solicitor, practising in clinical negligence cases. Mooney, meanwhile, has joined the team as a newly qualified solicitor after completing a two-year training programme with the firm.


Tods Murray has taken on Anne Bennie, a former partner at Levy & McRae, who joins the firm’s employment team as an associate.

Meanwhile, Fraser McIntyre, an expert in M&A and corporate advisory work, returns to Tods Murray as a senior associate following a ­secondment at STV Group, where he held the position of acting legal director.



Belfast-based Tughans has promoted seven new partners. They are: Fearghal O’Loan ­(banking); Andrew Ryan (environment and ­planning); Ciara Dooris (employment); Vicky Dummigan (corporate); David McDonnell ­(property); James Donnelly (corporate); and Toby McMurray (insolvency).


Salans has announced the expansion of its Prague office with the hire of Jan Procházka, who joins the firm as counsel. Procházka’s new role will mean he will be taking on the position of co-leader of the corporate practice group in the Prague and Bratislava offices.

Prior to joining Salans he worked for five years at Clifford Chance in Prague as a senior lawyer. The other new member of Salans’ Prague office is attorney Jana Želechovská. She joins after five years in the Prague branch of Lovells, where she worked as a student and ­junior lawyer.


WilmerHale has welcomed Kevin McCarthy as a partner in the securities department in the firm’s New York office. McCarthy rejoins the firm from Cowen Group, where he has been general counsel since 2007. Before joining Cowen he was a partner at WilmerHale from 2004 to 2007. His practice focused on advising and representing financial institutions on complex commercial litigation.

Arnold & Porter has taken on commercial trial lawyer Ed Aro, who joins as a partner in the firm’s Denver office. Aro joins Arnold & Porter from Hogan Lovells, where he worked as a ­partner.

King & Spalding has welcomed corporate lawyer John Herbert, who joins the firm’s New York office as partner. He will work as a senior member in the firm’s private equity, M&A and securities practices. He joins from Shearman & Sterling, where he was a partner.

Corporate governance attorney Heidi Lawson has joined Chadbourne & Parke as a partner. Although resident in London, she will spend a lot of time in the firm’s New York office. Lawson joins after working as international counsel with Debevoise & Plimpton in London.

Richard Jaffe has joined the corporate practice group of Duane Morris as a partner

in its Philadelphia office. He arrives from Ballard Spahr.


Paul Hastings has hired Steven Winegar, previously a managing director and senior

counsel at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong, as a partner in its Hong Kong office. Winegar has experience in equity and debt capital markets, as well as in private equity and M&A transactions.