Theodore Goddard loses five fee-earners as Addleshaws merger takes effect

Five further Theodore Goddard fee-earners are to join banking partners Michael Black and Jayesh Patel at Denton Wilde Sapte next week, now that the City firm has confirmed its merger with Addleshaw Booth & Co.
Black and Patel, along with six partners due to go to Salans, have their final day at Theodore Goddard today (30 April).
Salans will also take on five Theodore Goddard assistants. One will join the employment team with partners Peter Cooke and Jane Bullen, two media/film finance assistants will join with Jonathan Berger and Peter Armstrong, and two corporate assistants will join with Paul Salmon and Graham Stedman.
“All these departures predate the merger talks and were motivated by factors other than the merger,” said Theodore Goddard managing partner Nigel West, who will take over as head of banking and finance at Addleshaw Goddard tomorrow (1 May).