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15 November 2001

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Seddons has taken on Steptoe & Johnson Rakisons’ former
head of litigation and insolvency as a partner to head a new insolvency unit at
the firm.
Mark Parkhouse will specialise in turnarounds and
financial rescue
enabling Seddons to provide a complete recovery service.

Altheimer & Gray has lost its first partner in London
since founding its UK office. 
Andrew Astachowicz
who was part of Altheimer's launch team in
has now left the firm for 10-partner corporate and media firm

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has lost its in-house lawyer
John Ireland following a review of the club's business operations. His
role as company secretary has been filled by Paul Viner and there are no
plans to appoint a replacement to fill Viner's previous role as finance director

Schilling & Lom and Partners is losing a second partner
in as many weeks
this time to Peter Carter-Ruck and Partners. Defamation
partner Mark Thomson leaves Schilling & Lom just days after name
partner Nicholas Lom jumped ship to join Simons Muirhead & Burton.
Schilling & Lom is left with five partners
although it has recently hired
Finers Stephens Innocent defamation lawyer Amber Melville-Brown.

Collyer-Bristow has boosted its insolvency practice with the
hire of partner Gilly Locke. Her move follows the dissolution of her
previous firm
the Rosling Partnership.

Carillion has appointed Richard Tapp as company
secretary and director of legal services. The construction company has hired
Tapp to replace Dirk Fitzhugh
who retires on 30 November. Tapp joins Carillion
from Blue Circle Industries
where he has been company secretary and head of
legal since 1996.

Norton Rose has recruited Alison Midgley as a
consultant to its pensions team. Midgley was a pensions partner at Baker &
McKenzie before joining Linklaters & Alliance as a consultant to its
international pensions team.

Bryan Cave has appointed partner Peter Bond from
Nicholson Graham & Jones to join its corporate and commercial group. The US
firm established a commercial litigation practice in April and now has 10
partners in the London office. Nicholson Graham is looking to replace Bond and
appoint a senior-level competition lawyer.

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