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2 June 2003

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  • City firm Sprecher Grier Halberstam LLP has recruited a five-strong team from Masons to form a new group specialising in leisure and property management. The group, headed up by partner Anne Molyneux, is well known for its success in leisure industry cases over the last 20 years. Senior partner David Sprecher said: “We are delighted that Anne’s team has joined us and that the firm will be able to offer this new and exciting service of pro-active management as well as more traditional problem solving to the leisure and property-management industry.”
  • Commercial law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) has recruited Fiona Walkinshaw to their dispute resolution department as a partner. She joins the firm on 1 June 2003 as a commercial litigator with particular expertise in banking and tax disputes together with fraud and related investigations. Stephen Mayer, head of the disputes resolution practice at RPC, said: “I am delighted that a partner of Fiona's calibre is joining us. Her combination of commercial litigation skills and high-quality financial services expertise will give our disputes practice extra strength and a platform for further expansion.”
  • North West firm Mace & Jones has made up two lawyers to its partnership. Commercial property lawyer, Norman Cohen, and David Fagan, employment lawyer, take the total number of partners to 35. They are based in Mace & Jones’s Liverpool office. Cohen said: “Mace & Jones’s property department is expanding and attracting high-profile clients, which adds to its reputation as a specialist in this area of law.”
  • City firm Fox Williams has promoted Anne Nicholson and Doug Preece to partnership. Nicholson joined the firm in 1998 and has a range of expertise in employment matters relating to discrimination and terminations. Preece joined the firm at the end of 2000 and will continue to focus on mergers & acquisitions, private equity and joint ventures.
  • Mills & Reeve has announced three new partners in the Cambridge office. The new partnership appointments will take effect from 1 June 2003 and are all internal promotions. The new partners are: Nick Finlayson-Brown, who joined the firm from Allen & Overy in 2001; Bridget Archibald, who joined Mills & Reeve in 2000; and Sarah Seed, who joined Mills & Reeve’s corporate team in 2000.

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