On the move

Wedlake Bell has added a new senior solicitor to its pensions team.

Justin McGilloway
Justin McGilloway

Move of the week

Justin ­McGilloway joins the firm from Lovells, where he worked as a senior associate in the pensions team. He advises on regulatory issues, scheme funding solutions and ­contentious pensions work. Clive Weber, head of the pensions team at Wedlake Bell, said: “Justin has an excellent track record in ­advising blue-chip clients and delivering innovative and practical solutions.”




GSC Solicitors has announced the ­appointment of criminal advocate Khurram Arif as a consultant and head of the new financial crime and regulatory team. He joins the firm from Hodge Jones & Allen, where he was a partner in the criminal department.

Beachcroft has appointed Khurram ­Shamsee as a partner in its employment

and pensions team. Shamsee joins the firm from Baker & McKenzie, where he was

an associate.

Gates and Partners has announced that Simon Balls, Rob Ireland and Alexandra Rodina will be joining its aerospace group as partners. They join from Clyde & Co, where all three were associates.

LG has welcomed Julian Hickey as a partner in its corporate group. He joins from Berwin Leighton Paisner, where he was also a partner, with a particular focus on structured real estate and IP transactions.

Boodle Hatfield has strengthened its employment team with the appointment of Simon McMenemy as a partner. He joins the firm from Charles Russell as a partner. The firm has also promoted two new partners, ­Elizabeth Middleton and Sofia Hoffman, ­bringing the total number of partners to 32.

Sheridans has boosted its property team with the appointment of ­commercial property partner Sangita Sangar. She joins

from Farrer & Co, where she was a senior ­associate.


TLT has promoted six solicitors to associate level. They are: Claire Gibson in the firm’s banking and asset finance team; Halim Khan and Nathalie Young in the banking and financial services ­litigation team; employment lawyer Catrin Lucas; Peter Naylor in the corporate finance team; and commercial litigator Helen Thomas.

Warner Goodman has appointed Howard Lee to head its commercial litigation team. He joins from Paris Smith, where he was an ­associate.



DWF has appointed Sharon Sanderson as a senior legal adviser in its insurance team in Leeds. She joins the firm’s personal injury ­department from O’Rourke Reid Solicitors, where she was a senior legal executive.

Harrison Drury has taken on consultant Andrew Wilson to advise on the enforcement of judgments. Wilson, who was appointed Under Sheriff of Lancashire in 1977 and retired after 32 years of service in April this year, will continue as Deputy Under Sheriff. He also lectures on civil enforcement across the country.


Maples and Calder in Dublin has announced that Peter Stapleton is joining the firm as a ­partner in its investment funds group. He joins from Dillon Eustace Solicitors, where he was also a partner.



Wolf Theiss has added counsel Andreas ­Baumann to its tax practice. He joins from Schoenherr, where he was head of the tax

practice group.


Latham & Watkins has announced that Dana Fleischman has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the corporate department. She joins from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, where she was a partner.

Katten Muchin Rosenman has taken on Stephen Antion as a corporate partner in Los Angeles. Prior to joining Katten, Antion served as president of Ridgestone Corporation.

K&L Gates has welcomed Gregory Hidalgo as a partner in its Dallas corporate practice. He joins from Vinson & Elkins, where he was a partner.

Kaye Scholer has revealed that Robert Unikel has joined the firm’s IP practice in Chicago. Unikel joins from Howrey, where he was a ­partner.

Asia and Middle East

King & Spalding has expanded its presence in the Middle East by adding two senior lawyers as counsel: Timothy Burbury in Abu Dhabi and Leroy Levy in Dubai. Previously, Burbury led the ­construction and infrastructure practice of DLA Piper in Abu Dhabi, while infrastructure lawyer Levy joins from Trowers & Hamlins, where he was a partner.

WongPartnership has hired Andrew Watson as the joint head of its Middle East practice and a member of its IP, media and technology practice. Previously, Watson was the managing partner in the Middle East offices of Denton Wilde Sapte in Muscat and Clyde & Co in Doha.