MH Update Winter 2015

Friday 20th November, 2015


Thank you for taking a few minutes to look at this edition of the MH Update.

2015 is the 30th anniversary of the founding of Marriott Harrison, so it is appropriate first of all to say a big thank you to those of you who have supported us over those years. We have come a long way from the firm’s origins in Bedford Row and the genteel Georgian surroundings of 11/12 Great James Street. The strong personal ethos of the firm remains the same but at the same time we continue to grow and I am delighted to announce a number of new arrivals at the firm.

Tamar Halevy joined earlier in the year from Lewis Silkin as a partner in the litigation department. Tamar now runs that group in place of Peter Curnock who has now retired. Peter has been a tower of strength for the firm for over 25 years. We will miss his advice and his good humour and we wish him the very best.

Brett Israel joined the partnership from Wragge Lawrence Graham during the summer. Brett’s practice is in debt finance and restructuring so this will help to extend the capability of the corporate group in those areas.

More recently Kit Stenning, Andrew Williamson, Nils Reid, Calum Robinson and Deirdre O’Neill have joined from McClure Naismith. They are all part of the corporate group working on M&A, corporate finance and IPOs. Jim Mackie also joined from McClure Naismith as a consultant in the litigation department.

We wish them all welcome and I hope that you will have the chance to meet them before long.

I cannot close without mentioning that this is the first publication of the MH Update since Duncan Innes died. He was a partner in the firm for over 20 years and is much missed. A large contingent from the firm and many of his other friends, which included many whose friendship stems from his work, attended his funeral.

I hope that you find some interesting reading in the notes below. If you have any questions about them please do contact the authors or if there is anything else you would like to discuss please get in touch with me or with your usual contact person in the firm.