Gareth Davies comes to the firm as corporate law partner leaving behind Simmons and Simmons where he advised Railtrack on the rescue of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
Arun Singh, a partner at Masons, joins Klegal as head of the firm’s commercial law group. He received an OBE last year and sits on the DTI’s markets group.
Ian Barlow, head of tax and legal services at KPMG, said: ‘These are precisely the sort of high-calibre appointments we were envisaging when KLegal was born last year.’
KLegal was founded in July 1999, but the subject of accountancy firms running law firms remains controversial.
Opponents argue that restrictions are necessary to preserve a lawyer’s independent judgement and protect client rights of confidentiality and loyalty.However, KLegal, now with 35 practicing lawyers, seems on safe ground after the law society recently voted in favour of allowing, in principle multi-disciplinary practices.
Andrew Tyrie airs views on the Finance Bill, 'Making Tax Policy Better' report, and Brexit
In our latest managing partner Q&A looking towards 2017, CVR Global's Richard Toone talks about recruitment, and the potential threat of competition from the legal sector, as key issues for the firm in the coming year
Deloitte to avoid tendering for government contracts over the next six months, to appease Theresa May following consultant's report that painted a less-than-flattering picture of Brexit plans
In our first Q&A looking towards 2017, Menzies senior partner Julie Adams flags up increasing digitisation, aligned with more hands-on consultative services, as the key mix for her practice