While continuing to advise his London-based clients, Boodle Hatfield's Russell Brimelow will be is moving to the firm's Oxford office. Brimelow, head of the employment group at Boodle Hatfield, joined the firm in 1994, was appointed an associate in 1996 and a partner in 1997.
Manchester law firm Kuit Steinart Levy has announced the promotion of Jai Ramsahoye from solicitor to partner. Ramsahoye joined the practice nine months ago after spending eight years at SJ Berwin & Co. He becomes the fifth partner in Kuits' commercial litigation department.
Edward Lewis has increased its number of partners to 29 after promoting Kate Whitfield, Chris Gambs and John Walker as partners in the firm's insurance litigation department.
David Kilduff, formerly a public sector lawyer with Eversheds, joined Leeds firm Walker Morris as partner and head of the public sector group. Bill Barton (construction), Alison Murphy (intellectual property) and Dawn Jennings (property) have also joined the firm as partners.
Jonathan MacQueen is joining Edinburgh's Anderson Strathern as a partner. MacQueen co-founded and has spent the last 18 years building the law firm Orr MacQueen, specialists in corporate and commercial law.
Alain Checri, a senior capital markets assistant with Clifford Chance, is joining the London office of US firm Dewey Ballantine as a partner. Joining Dewey Ballantine in the US is John Keitt, currently a corporate partner with Rogers & Wells.