Pinsents loses tax partner to Fox Williams

Fox Williams has boosted its tax capability with the hired of Pinsent Masons tax partner Stephen Lane.

Lane joined Fox Williams last month (August) as its head of tax. He was previously head of tax at Masons before the 2004 merger with Pinsents.

Lane told The Lawyer: “The attraction here is that it’s a greenfield site, and there’s a chance to build something up. In a way it’s akin to going back when I moved to Masons.”

His expertise includes advising on cross-border transactions and outsourcing deals, and clients include the Bank of Ireland, the NSPCC and Dictaphone among others.

Fox Williams senior partner Tina Williams said the hire would be a “great boost” to the firm’s tax offering.