Hammonds recruits 'unique' partner

International intellectual property specialist Marija Danilunas has left niche firm Bird & Bird to join national practice Hammond Suddards. Dual-qualified Canadian barrister and UK solicitor Danilunas will soon be supervising a US patent case in Chicago. Head of department, partner Laurence Cohen, says Danilunas' ability to relate her US experience to the English law was ” almost unique”. Her appointment is the fourth in Hammond Suddards' growing IP department in a year.