Blake Lapthorn loses corporate partner to Charles Russell

Southampton-based law firm Blake Lapthorn Linnell’s corporate practice has suffered a blow after losing a partner to Charles Russell.

Peter Elliott has joined Charles Russell’s London office as a partner in corporate commercial, in a bid to beef-up the firm’s business in the South East, Oxfordshire and Thames Valley areas.

He joins from Blake Lapthorn’s Oxford office where he was also a corporate partner.

Blake Lapthorn has been through a period of change since the tie-up between Southampton based-Blake Lapthorn and Oxford’s Linnells in early 2003, including the loss of corporate rainmaker Sean Wright, who joined Shoosmiths’ Solent office in April.