Moves roundup: 3 November 2008

Addleshaw Goddard has ramped up its ­professional services and LLP practice by ­recruiting Rachel Khiara from Allen & Overy (A&O). She joins as a partner in London, having been counsel at A&O.

Moves roundup:  3 November 2008London

Addleshaw Goddard has ramped up its ­professional services and LLP practice by ­recruiting Rachel Khiara from Allen & Overy (A&O). She joins as a partner in London, having been counsel at A&O.

Capsticks has appointed three assistant ­solicitors in the commercial department. Rachel Dros joins from Bevan Brittan, Sarah Cook from Rosling King and Rashpal Sarkaria from Bishop & Sewell.

The South

Employment specialist Doyle Clayton has ­promoted Tina Wisener and Adrienne Brown to the partnership in its Reading office. Assistants Matt Gingell, Roseanne Russell and Vanessa ­Potter have been promoted to associates.

Hertfordshire-based SA Law has hired family law assistant Andrew Nellist, who arrives after having spent three years at Rooks Rider.

Middlesex-based Halebury has taken on Christopher Dias as a consultant in the ­immigration group. He joins from Cunningtons, where he was a partner.

South East firm Thomas Eggar has hired three trainees and an assistant to strengthen its Newbury office. Lucy Robinson, Alexa Collis and Hannah Wharmby join the firm as trainees alongside corporate assistant Andrew Story, who was previously at Horsey Lightly. Owain Morgan and Lindsay Haig recently qualified as solicitors at the firm.

South West

Edward Vidnes has been promoted to partner at niche private client practice Burningham & Brown.

Devon firm Kitson Hutchings has hired
insolvency associate Rebecca Hawtin from Osborne Clark and employment associate Lucie Fielding from Charles Russell. They will be based in Exeter.

TLT has recruited banking litigation lawyer Richard Hayllar as an associate. He joins from CMS Cameron McKenna in Bristol, where he was a senior associate.


Black Country firm George Green has strengthened its family law department with the appointment of assistant solicitor Rachel Baker, who joins from The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors.

The Nottingham office of Challinors, which launched last month, has hired Michael Knibbs as a partner in the corporate and commercial team. He joins from Shacklocks Solicitors, where he was a partner for three years.

Bevan Brittan has bolstered its Birmingham corporate team by hiring senior associate Sarah Shilcof from Wragge & Co.

Geldards has taken on eight new trainees in its Nottingham, Derby and Cardiff offices. They are Natalie Shepherd, Fiona Gillard, Tomos Phillips, Sarah Hill, Imogen Ward, Jamie Gill, Chloe Stavish and Michael Evans.

The North

Leeds-based Lee & Priestley has recruited commercial litigation associate Matthew Morton from local firm Emsleys.

DWF has taken on a new head of facilities ­management and property. Karl Warmbold, who will be responsible for maintenance and ­development at all the firm’s offices, will be based in Manchester. He joins from Eversheds.

Manchester-based Heatons has hired ­commercial partner Pauline Cowie from Beachcroft, where she was head of the ­Manchester office’s commercial services team.

Zoe Holland, a partner at Sheffield firm Ashton Morton Slack, has been elected to the board of LawNet, the network of independent law firms.

Newcastle-based Hay & Kilner has appointed Gail Marshall as an assistant in the commercial property team. She previously worked in the ­London office of Weil Gotshal & Manges.

Peter Scott, founding partner of Lancashire firm Scott Rees & Co, has retired. He founded the personal injury firm with Daniel Rees in 1992.

Manchester firm Glaisyers has taken on two trainees, Caroline Gaskell in the commercial property department and Leanne Donnelly in the personal injury department.


Graeme Henry has joined the Edinburgh office of HBJ Gateley Wareing as a partner in the corporate practice. He was previously at Edinburgh-based private equity house Melville Capital.


Italian firm Pavia e Ansaldo has poached ­corporate finance partner Marcello Marcantonio from local rival d’Urso Gatti e Associati.

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has made up two corporate partners in Germany – Dr ­Martin Erhardt in Munich and Peter Memminger in Frankfurt.

Asia and the Middle East

Australian firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques has raided Clifford Chance for competition partner Martyn Huckerby, who will join the Shanghai office.

Latham & Watkins has hired Norton Rose partner Andrew Tarbuck, who joins the corporate department in Dubai. He had been based in ­London and Dubai at Norton Rose.

Clifford Chance has promoted 15 to the ­position of senior associate across its Asia offices.They are: Banphot Kittikinglert in Bangkok; Jiang Niao in Beijing; Jonathan Hsui, Agatha Kwan, Virginia Lee, Teresa Leung, Karen Sett Wong and Fiona Stenhouse in Hong Kong; Robert Xia and Yip Ming Yen in Shanghai; and ­Devidas Banerji, Simon Gutkin, Valerie Kong, Henry Stewart and Daniel Tan in Singapore.


Jones Day has announced that William O’Reilly has rejoined the firm as a Washington DC litigation partner. He originally departed in 2006 to serve as chief counsel and staff director of the ethics ­committee at the US House of Representatives.

Shearman & Sterling is expanding its San Francisco Bay Area M&A group with the addition of partners Michael Kennedy, Steve Camahort and Michael Dorf. All three were formerly with O’Melveny & Myers.

K&L Gates has taken on three new partners in its commercial litigation practice. David Coale and Ann Marie Arcadi join the Dallas office from ­Carrington Coleman Sloman & Blumenthal, while Lani Adler joins the New York office from WolfBlock.

David Lynn, former chief counsel of the corporate finance division at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, has joined Morrison & Foerster in Washington DC. He becomes co-chair of the global public companies group.


Offshore firm Conyers Dill & Pearman has hired Richard Barton as an associate in its ­Cayman Islands litigation department. He joins the firm from the Cayman Islands Attorney General’s Chambers, where he held the position of crown counsel.

The Bar

Junior tenants Cain Ormondroyd and Thomas Cross have joined Francis Taylor Building,

the chambers of Robin Purchas QC, having ­completed 12-month pupillages there.


Paul Asplin, the chief executive of DAS Legal Expenses Insurance, has been appointed vice president of RIAD, the international association of legal expenses insurers. He is the first UK member of the association to hold the role.