In brief: Bird & Bird poaches BT man as partner

Allan Sanderson, former BT head of commercial litigation, has joined international law firm Bird & Bird as a partner. “After 12 years with BT, Allan brings with him a wealth of experience in handling disputes that can arise in the telecoms industry,” said David Kerr, head of the firm's communications group. Sanderson, who joined the 35-partner firm at the beginning of the month, was unavailable for comment.