Denton Wilde Sapte partner makes return to the bar at Quadrant

Quadrant Chambers is continuing its prolific hiring spree after recruiting a former corporate partner from Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS).

Hugh O’Donovan is joining the set after 13 years at DWS where he was a key member of the firm’s aviation practice specialising in the growing area of airline regulatory and competition work. His clients include easyJet and the travel company Opodo.

Nick Chandler, Denton’s head of aviation finance, said O’Donovan made the move to have the “freedom” of being in independent practice at the Bar.

“We will continue to work with him and we still have mutual clients,” he added.
The move is a coup for Quadrant which has made seven lateral hires in the last year, including Julian Malins QC from Littleton Chambers and Lindsay Boswell QC from 4 Pump Court.

O’Donovan started his career as a barrister and is a founder member of 1 Middle Temple Lane, now called 187 Fleet Street. He retrained as a solicitor and joined Richards Butler in 1987 becoming a partner two years later.