Philip Mark Pelling QC has been appointed as a specialist chancery circuit judge, assigned to the Northern Circuit.

Mundays has appointed Mark Andrew as a partner in the firm’s corporate department. He joins from Bingham McCutchen.

Deshpal Panesar has joined Old Square Chambers’ employment special interest group from 13 King’s Bench Walk.

Davies Arnold Cooper has appointed Simon Howell as chief financial officer on a permanent basis. He has acted as interim financial director since May 2005, when he joined from Salans.

US firm Baker Botts has hired Russell Wilkinson from Jones Day as special counsel in its Hong Kong projects group. Mark Taylor also joins the London corporate team as an associate from Kirkland & Ellis.

Fennemores has promoted Melissa Page to head of commercial property, replacing Simon Ingram.