Reading firm Boyes Turner has taken on 13 new fee-earners in a three-month hiring spree. The new arrivals are: assistants Rachel Mclean from Olswang, Lisa Griffin from Clarke & Son, Nadda el Kaloush from Clifton Ingram, Ed Walker from Gallaher Group/JT International, Carole Harwood from Battens, Claire Harte from SJ Edney Solicitors, Dushal Mehta from Collins Solicitors, Zoe Farsh from Clarke Willmott, Jonathan Alder from Morgan Cole, Richard Wargent from Shoosmiths, Cecille Guillaumond from EMC Computer Systems, along with litigation support adviser Tony Carter from Scottish and Southern Energy and paralegal Adrianna Rajwa from Levenes Solicitors.

Taylor Wessing has hired Loretta Pugh as an IP associate from Allen & Overy. She will work in the Cambridge office. Lorraine Munday also joins as a support lawyer in the corporate practice from Lovells and trademark assistant Rebecca Olds-Bartlett arrives from Kilburn & Strode.
Tom Dawson has joined Furley Page as an employment assistant from Pattinson & Brewer.

Trowers & Hamlins has hired Paul Robinson as director of HR. He arrives from Watson Farley & Williams, where he was also HR director.

South West firm Stephens & Scown has strengthened its private client practice by appointing Margaret Lang as a partner. She was previously at the Taunton office of Ashfords.

Peterborough-based Greenwoods Solicitors has hired Graham Cooper to head its property litigation team. He joins as an associate from Hawkins Solicitors in King’s Lynn, Norfolk.
Jones Day has hired employment partners Robert Naeve and Steven Zadravecz from Morrison & Foerster to bolster its office in Irvine, California.

McDermott Will & Emery has recruited James Wilson as a corporate partner in the Houston office. He was formerly head of King

Allen & Overy has recruited Stephen Double from Linklaters as counsel in the international capital markets and Latin America practice groups. He will be based in New York. Capsticks has promoted employment associate Tina Elliot to the partnership. She also leads the firm’s equal pay team.

Howard Kennedy has hired Lynn Smith as a litigation associate in its London office. She joins from US firm Dechert.

Weybridge-based Meadows Fraser has joined forces with Nigel Weiss, who runs legal consultancy New Avenue Projects. Weiss will provide non-contentious finance advice.

Dutch firm Loyens & Loeff has hired associate Marjorie Sinke to head its Islamic finance team in Amsterdam. She was previously at Stibbe.

Campbell Hooper has appointed two new partners. Arthur Shih was promoted in the corporate group and James Carroll was promoted in the family practice. Planning boutique Richard Max & Co has promoted David Warman to the partnership. He trained at Clarke Willmott in Bristol before joining Richard Max in 2003.

MacRoberts has appointed Frances Sim as a partner in the firm’s banking and finance group. She will be based in the Edinburgh office and arrives from Morton Fraser.

HBJ Gateley Wareing has appointed commercial property lawyer Andy Matthews as a partner and head of the property group in the firm’s Nottingham office. He was previously at professional service consultancy V Formation, which he co-founded after leaving Berryman in 2007.

Devonshires has made up assistants Paul Skelton and Andrew Thompson. They become partners in the property and construction practices respectively.

Norwich-based Howes Percival has appointed Maryam Ziarati as a solicitor in the commercial litigation department. She was previously a trainee at the firm.

Former Allen & Overy (A&O) accountant Matthew Keegan has joined Henmans as head of finance. He held several roles at A&O including group financial accountant, partnership remuneration manager and most recently financial controller.

Ben Hoare Bell has promoted Kate Meek and Katharine Lawrence to the partnership. Meek works in criminal defence and Lawrence specialises in personal injury and mental health law. Three solicitors at Leeds firm Lupton Fawcett have been promoted to associate. Gemma Sherbourne is a member of the firm’s employment department while Ben Clay specialises in competition law and intellectual property. Dan McCormack becomes an associate in the corporate practice.