Last of DAC casualties joins Masons

The final casualty of Davies Arnold Cooper's massive restructuring is joining Masons.

Stephen Lane, head of tax at DAC, left the firm a week ago. DAC announced in February its intention to cull 90 members from its Manchester and London offices.

Lane says: “After the decision was made to make people redundant they were given about six months to find a position. It was not like Manchester.”

DAC's tax department was one of the areas to be axed during the overhaul, although Lane says he had just recruited two assistants before being informed of the cuts.

Lane, who had been at DAC for a year, is joining Masons' corporate and commercial practice.

Last month, DJ Freeman appointed ex-DAC partner Ambereen Salamat to its insurance department after she was also made redundant from the firm's corporate team.