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September 2019: Legal Movers & Shakers

Posted by Tamara Salem

Stay up-to-date with the movers and shakers in the legal sector. Here are the key movements in September 2019:

Three lawyers have been promoted to Counsel in the London office of Shearman & Sterling. Alastair Goldrein (financial restructuring and insolvency), Margaret Ryan (international arbitration and public international law) and Tsegaye Laurendeau (international arbitration).

Simmons & Simmons have appointed Paul Baker as the new leadership in its Dispute Resolution team. Paul chaired the London Asset Management Litigation Team and is a member of the firm's Crime, Fraud and Investigations Group, and will now take on the role of Dispute Resolution National Practice Head for the UK.

Christina Blacklaws, who served as the Law Society of England and Wales' 174th president and fifth female president, holding office between 2018-19, has joined consulting and technology business Mason & Cook as a Non-Executive Director. 

City firm Wedlake Bell has appointed William Granger as Partner to help spearhead its Employment team. William previously founded the employment group at law firm Campbell Hooper in 1995 which has merged with two other firms to create what is now Charles Russell Speechlys.

KMPG's legal services has welcomed two new Partners, Kate Eades and Usman Wahid, to it's Business Structuring and Transactions group. Kate joins from Greenberg Traurig where she was Partner for almost eight years specialising in corporate law, and Usman comes from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner after fourteen years as a technology and outsourcing Partner.

Joining as senior associates, Elizabeth Cookson, Laura Flanagan and Venisha Shah have joined Slater and Gordon's London Family Law team.


For more information about this article, or to speak to Tamara about your recruiting needs or Legal jobs in London or Nationwide, contact her on 02072696368 or tamara.salem@pro-legal.co.uk.


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