Stephenson quits Norton Rose

Norton Rose corporate finance star Barbara Stephenson is leaving the law for lifestyle reasons following 16 years as a partner at the firm. Stephenson resigned recently, having returned to practice earlier this year from an eight-month sabbatical. During her time in practice she led over 50 IPOs and 100 public takeovers. Corporate finance head Tim Marsden said Stephenson leaves a young and vibrant team behind her, having been a stalwart of the firm for many years.