Olswang poaches SJ Berwin partner

S J BERWIN & Co tax specialist Kay Butler is set to join London practice Olswang to become its head of tax.

Her move follows hard on the heels of corporate finance partner Graeme Levy's move to 20-partner Olswang from

SJ Berwin which was announced in January.

A statement issued by Olswang on Friday confirmed the appointment, describing it as a further step in the firm's expansion programme.

The statement said she would make the move as soon as she was free to do so.

Butler, who was unavailable for comment, was made a partner at SJ Berwin just two years ago.

She worked alongside Levy for the SJ Berwin team which acted for British Land on its acquisition of Quantum UK Realty Fund's interest in the British Land Quantum Property Fund.

Butler was also on the team which acted for Ladbroke in the u300 million deal to sell its Texas Homecare outlets for J Sainsbury.

Her appointment confirms the fact that Olswangs' drive to hire senior City lawyers is not yet over.

In September last year top defamation lawyer Geraldine Proudler joined its media litigation practice which had also recruited David Zeffman and colleagues from Frere Cholmeley Bischoff.

SJ Berwin senior partner David Harrel was unavailable for comment.