Forsters’ former corporate chief defects to Fladgate

Forsters former corporate head Jeremy Whiteson has left the firm to join West End rival Fladgate.

Whiteson, who has been a partner at Forsters for nine years, joins as a partner in Fladgate’s corporate practice.

He was replaced as corporate head by former Withers partner Craigey Pearson in April. 

Whiteson specialises in three areas: working with start-up businesses, property fund and structures, and corporate restructuring and insolvency.

Fladgate senior partner Charles Wander said: “Despite the recession, we’ve continued to look for people who have the right kind of practice to complement the firm.

“Jeremy has a diverse corporate practice and that’s something we like to encourage. Insolvency is starting to come back, so to bring in someone with a solid, technical background in this area was very attractive. I think he’ll fit in very well here.”

Whiteson added: “The strength of Fladgate’s business and reputation in my core areas, and the firm’s proactive, partner-led approach, offers an exciting opportunity for me to further develop my practice.”

The news comes after Fladgate brought in media litigator Lawrence Abramson from Harbottle & Lewis last month (15 June 2010).