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4 December 2001

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Donns Solicitors has appointed two graduate trainees
as assistant solicitors following the exceptional performance by the pair during
their two-year training programme. 
Mark Havenhand, 25, and Paul McClorry, 24, overcame tough competition to earn
their training places.

Schilling & Lom has announced the arrival of three
new media practitioners who will enhance their expanding libel, privacy, sport
and divorce practice. Martin Cruddace will bring to the firm expertise in
libel and related matters, with an extensive knowledge of the newspaper
industry. Amber-Melville Brown head of defamation at Finers Stephens
Innocent, and lead media law columnist in the Law Society Gazette also joins as
a partner. Peter Goodman will add to the firm’s existing expertise in
sports litigation for both personalities and organisations.

Shearman & Sterling has appointed four new
partners for its international tax practice.  The head of rival White & Case’s tax
practice Mitchell Menaker, and fellow partner Michael Dunworth,
will be joining the US firm’s leasing practice.  In London, the firm has hired Allen
& Overy tax partner Michael McGowan, to launch a city tax
practice.  In Germany, tax partner
Gottfried Breuninger and his team join from rival firm Cleary Gottlieb
Steen & Hamilton.

PricewaterhouseCoopers' affiliated law firm Landwell
has appointed Tarlo Lyons’ IT partner, Robert Carolina. A UK and
US-qualified lawyer, Robert Carolina will take with him his clients Morgan
Stanley Dean Witter, WestLB and Allied Irish Bank (AIB).

The British Medical Association (BMA) has appointed a
new head of legal to join the professional association in March 2002.
Jonathan Waters, group company secretary at hotel group Queens Moat
Houses will become the BMA’s director of legal services, responsible for the
management of the five lawyer team.

The London office of
Texan firm Vinson & Elkins has appointed Baker & McKenzie’s US
qualified finance partner, Peter Gaines.  He will bring to the firm more lender-side work, as well as
structured finance and acquisition finance capabilities.

Nabarro
Nathanson is
to lose planning specialist Garry Graves after 10 years as a
partner.  Graves is a well-known
lawyer in the sector, but has decided to leave after considering a number of
options, including a move out of law following a short
sabbatical.

Automotive logistics company AutoLogic has appointed
Colin Armstrong as general counsel and company secretary. Armstrong will
report to AutoLogic chief executive John Merry and will be based at the
company's corporate headquarters in London.

Bates Wells & Braithwaite has hired a new property
partner from Charles Russell, gaining clients that include development companies
Thistle Land and HBG Properties. Juliusz Wodzianski specialise in office,
retail, warehousing and leisure developments, development funding, investment
and commercial property transactions.

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