BLG disputes head defects to Taylor Wessing

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert commercial disputes head Julian Randall has quit the firm to join Taylor Wessing along with litigation partner Andrew Howell.

Simon Konsta
Simon Konsta

It comes just weeks after Taylor Wessing raided the firm for its financial services chief Tim Strong (4 October 2010).

Randall leaves the firm after more than two decades.

BLG has launched a strategic review of the firm’s practices in recent months with a view to growing its non-contentious practices. Senior partner Simon Konsta has established an advisory team to examine strategic opportunities for growth in London and  internationally.

Taylor Wessing head of commercial disputes Richard Marsh said: “We’re delighted to have secured three such high-profile litigators as part of the firm’s strategy to grow the commercial and financial disputes team.”