On the move

South West firm Foot Anstey has ­continued to bolster its key business areas with the hire of three senior lawyers.

Move of the week

Leading the trio of new recruits is corporate partner Al Goodwin (right), who joins from Burges Salmon, where he was a senior associate. Goodwin’s previous experience includes a role acting for the Ministry of Defence on a £1.9bn project to support and maintain the UK ­Tornado aircraft fleet. Goodwin is joined by corporate associate Matthew Stoate (centre). The former Travers Smith associate has been working with corporate finance advisory business Kinmont since 2007. In addition, Osborne Clarke associate Helen Dallimore (left) has joined the firm’s employment and pensions team as an associate.



Olswang has recruited Reed Smith partner Julian Turner as a partner in its restructuring and insolvency division.

Prolegal has hired Bolt Burdon head of family law Jonathan West to lead its high-net-worth ­family team. The recruitment comes soon after the firm hired partner Ben Posford from Stewarts Law to lead its complex litigation practice.


Clarke Willmott has brought in Spratt ­Endicott dispute resolution head Estelle

Dimelor as a commercial litigation partner in ­Southampton. The Southampton office has been further bolstered by the promotion of Kevin Balmont to partner in the corporate team.


Pinsent Masons associate Ruth Heaton has joined the Birmingham office of HBJ Gateley Wareing as an associate in the banking and finance team. The firm’s Birmingham office has been further expanded with the hire of two new directors – Clive Scott-Green in IT and business development director Catrice Pendleton-Hart.


The former head of Hammonds’ (now Squire Sanders Hammonds) commercial arm Tom Bridgford has joined Eversheds as a partner and head of its Manchester commercial group.

Cobbetts trade, media, technology and ­infrastructure partner Mark Fitzgibbon has joined Hill Dickinson as a partner in its ­commerce and technology group.

DWF has made up new partners in its Liverpool and Manchester offices. In Liverpool Julie Simms becomes a partner in the real estate group, while James Driver has been promoted to partner in Manchester, where he will specialise in resolving construction and engineering disputes.

Specialist insurance law firm Keoghs has made two new senior appointments to its Bolton office in the shape of disease partner Carrie Hoey and commercial director Andrew Spice. Hoey was formerly an associate at Halliwells, while Spice joins from Royal Mail Group, where he led the financial services division.

Atteys has appointed Charles Glover as its new chief executive. The former managing director of Dig For Fire has joined the South Yorkshire firm, which has five offices and 145 staff, as a non-lawyer chief executive.

Silk Family Law has recruited Siobhan Jeffels as a solicitor. Jeffels joins from fellow Yorkshire firm Harland & Co and will work alongside partner Margaret Simpson in the family law specialist’s North Yorkshire office near Richmond.


Edinburgh-based firm Bell & Scott has appointed Lindsays director of corporate services Peter ­Sinclair as its new head of corporate.


French firm Fromont Briens & Associés has made two partner promotions. Mikaël Pelan has been made up in the employment team, while Marie de la Gastine is the latest partner in the social protection and benefits and pensions group.

Luxembourg’s Pierre Thielen Avocats has appointed Jean-Luc Schaus as a partner to strengthen its commercial and administrative law offering. Schaus joins from Loyens & Loeff, where he was a senior associate.


Hogan Lovells has boosted its Houston ­offering with two partner hires from McDermott Will & Emery. David Losascio has joined the infrastructure project and public finance practice and José Luis Vittor the energy practice.

Holland & Knight has appointed Tampa-based partner Mike Chapman as its general counsel. He will work closely with Kin Cannon, the firm’s former general counsel, as Cannon makes the transition to senior partner.

K&L Gates has recruited Mary Burke Baker as a government affairs adviser in its Washington DC public policy practice. Baker joins K&L Gates after serving as a Georgetown government affairs fellow and IRS adviser to the United States ­Senate Committee on Finance since 2005.