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24 January 2002

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Taylor Joynson
has hired equity partner and head of residential property
Jo Ward as a salaried partner to head residential
property in its private client department. Ward will manage a team of two
assistants and two paralegals and will specialise in high-value freehold and
leasehold property.

Pannone & Partners has boosted its practice with
a series of New Year appointments
including Halliwells head of commercial debt
recovery Karl Williams
together with three of his team. They will join
Pannone & Partners at the end of January.

McDermott Will &
Emery has lost partner Robert Rakison to Grundberg Mocatta
Rakison. Rakison joins Grundberg's four partners to help develop the firm's
technology and intellectual property law practice.

Simmons & Simmons
is to
lose Gerhard Kaiser
the current head of its German operation. Kaiser is
stepping down and leaving the law for personal reasons and he will be replaced
by UK banking partner Mark Norris
who is already based in

L. Dixon
has joined Morgan Lewis
one of the 10 largest U.S. law firms
as a
partner in its Asia Practice. Ms. Dixon specializes in international business
and finance law and will be resident in the firm's Tokyo office. Paul J. Kim
a business and finance
will also join the Tokyo office.

& Reeve's corporate finance partner
Glynne Stanfield
is leaving to join
Eversheds in Cambridge. He will be on 'garden leave'
for six months and will join Eversheds in

the law firm tied to
has taken on a partner and head of employment from
London firm Goodman Derrick. Noel Deans will become the fourth partner in Landwell's human resources practice

which has four partners and 22 lawyers in the UK.

Senior silk Philip
Vallance QC has joined law firm Berrymans Lace Mawer from 4-5 Gray's Inn Square. The
firm believes that Vallance will help to reduce costs for clients and speed up
answers to questions that if sent to outside counsel
could be costly and

has replaced Tony Scales as senior partner of Stephenson
Harwood.Sutch has headed the firm's funds and financial services group for a decade

and the corporate department for five years. He plans to continue advising
clients in his specialist field and provide overall leadership to the firm's
client relationships.

Stephens Innocent
has lost its head of litigation and client Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts to
City firm Goodman Derrick. Former Finers managing partner Richard
Gerstein had been with Finers since it was founded and was also head of the
hotel group.

Ashursts corporate partner Robert Ogilvy
Watson is to be seconded to the Takeover Panel as a joint secretary for two
years starting 14th January. Ogilvy Watson specialises in corporate finance and
mergers and acquisitions
both public and private (including takeovers)
to privates
initial public offerings
secondary equity fund raisings

disposals and joint ventures.

Lovells has taken on
projects partner Melanie Willems from Ashursts Morris Crisp
the number of partners in its projects practice to 17 internationally. Willems
is a mediator and arbitrator
and will join the London

has lost its head of employment to Bevan Ashford. Sarah Woffenden
has joined the Birmingham office of the South West firm. Prior to working at
she was at Wragge & Co and Pinsent Curtis

Mace & Jones has appointed the company secretary of
Hull-based Seven Seas and former general counsel of Littlewoods Mark Hogarth to
its Liverpool commercial department. Hogarth is also a legal consultant to the
Mail Order Traders association. He brings the number of members of the Liverpool
commercial team to seven.

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