In brief: Legal consultant returns to Australia

Stephen Macliver has left Grant Thornton's legal consulting division, The David Andrews Partnership, to return to his native Australia. The move, which results from family commitments, comes after a nine-year association with the organisation, founded by David Andrews in 1987 but more recently a part of Grant Thornton following a merger in 1995. Andrews said he had always been aware that Macliver would return to Australia at some point. He added that Macliver would not be easy to replace because he was someone who had established a high profile at the company and had played a major role in developing the consultancy business.