Stephenson Harwood lures six from Eversheds

The projects team at London-based international law firm Stephenson Harwood has been bolstered by the hiring of six professionals from rival UK firm Eversheds. Among the six are two partners, including Eversheds’ former head of projects in London.

Stephenson Harwood, the international law firm based in London, has added six new professionals to its projects team from rival firm Eversheds.

Jonathan Cripps, Eversheds’ former head of projects in London, has joined as a partner, together with Rebecca Carter. The two had advised clients including the Ministry of Justice, North London Waste Authority, Barclays and NordLB.

Hailing the appointments, Stephenson Harwood chief executive Sharon White said in a statement: “We decided some years ago that we were going to recruit into this area and have made a number of significant hires since then to give us the individuals and mass needed to attract top quality mandates in the UK and overseas markets.”

As well as Cripps and Carter, the six-strong team lured from Eversheds includes four associates – Jennifer Westall, William Lewis, Phil Harris and Ian Pumfrey.

Other hires the firm has made to its projects team in the last two years include Nick Avery from Ashurst, Clare McConnell and Graeme McLellan from Pinsent Masons and Natalie Elphicke from Addleshaw Goddard.