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Spotlight | Sandra Brown

Bridging the gap: moving firms after nearly 30 years is a big step but it was an obvious decision for Sandra Brown, she tells Jennifer Palmer-Violet

20 September 2013

If you can't poach them, join them. That was Sandra Brown's main reason for leaving Osborne Clarke in May after 27 years. With many clients outside the UK, Brown wanted to hire someone to strengthen and specialise that service. She spent a lot of time looking for the right lawyer and found them at Michelmores.

"I tried to recruit Jonathan Riley last summer," she says. That didn't happen but the two realised they would work very well together. "The obvious solution was for me to join the firm once it opened in Bristol."

Riley, who concentrates on trusts, estate planning and tax mitigation for UK and non-UK domiciled clients, was the ideal complement for Brown's trust law focus. He had taken the initiative to introduce himself four years ago and she ...

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