In brief: McKennas appoints know-how partner

McKenna & Co has created its first non-fee earning partner post with the appointment of Melissa Hardee to develop training and co-ordinate 'know-how' at the firm. Hardee joined McKennas from Clifford Chance in 1994 and has already been developing know-how support systems for the corporate practice. Managing partner Robert Derry-Evans said: “I expect that we will see more and more law firms creating this type of role as the benefits become apparent.” Hardee commented: “Some would think that having a partner dedicated to this full time is an innovative solution. In fact, it is being realistic.”