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Weekly moves 31 March 2014

Law firm Taylors promotes insolvency partner

North West commercial law firm Taylors Solicitors has announced the promotion of Graham Love to partner within its corporate recovery and insolvency team.

The firm has also announced the hire of solicitor Stuart Beatson, who will also join the corporate recovery and insolvency team.

Andrew Livesey, partner at Taylors, commented: “We are delighted that Stuart is joining us. He is someone we identified as a rising star and he is very well thought of by clients.

“I am entirely confident that Stuart will respond to the Taylors ethos and will continue to go from strength to strength. This was an ideal opportunity for us to strengthen our existing resource and help meet client demand.

“I am also pleased to be able to announce that Grahame has been promoted to Partner, and he will have a key role in continuing the development and expansion of the team.”

Guffogg appointed CEO of GA Europe

Retail restructuring specialist GA Europe has appointed Milton Guffogg as chief executive.

Guffogg, former chief executive of Celebrations Group, takes over from departing CEO Gavin George.

Guffogg said: “I am personally very excited to be picking up the baton at this critical stage in GA Europe’s development and look forward to continuing to evolve our creative approach to solving distressed situations.

“We believe the opportunity exists across Europe for us to broaden our service offerings and I look forward to working more closely with our US affiliates to extend the growth of our business.”

Guffogg joined GA Europe in 2010 as chief operating officer and has been involved in a number of high-profile distressed retail transactions.

Andrew Gumaer, CEO of GA Europe’s parent company, Great American Group, said: “We are excited to have Milton lead GA Europe into the next phase of our development. His extensive leadership experience will help GA Europe as it continues its expansion efforts.

“Additionally, we greatly appreciate Gavin George’s contributions to GA Europe over the last four years and we wish him well in his future endeavours.”

Property consultants hire new surveyor

Sanderson Weatherall LLP has announced the hire of Edward Jeffery as an associate partner, asset advisory and recovery at the firm’s London office.

With 14 years of experience in the valuation and disposal of real estate assets and the marketing and sale of businesses, Jeffrey will support the team in fulfilling client instructions and requirements, building upon existing relationships and developing new business within insolvency, restructuring and turnaround markets in London and the South East of England.

Prior to joining Sanderson Weatherall, Jeffrey held positions at Edward Symmons and GVA.

Jeffrey said: “We have found that recognised and established insolvency experience, coupled with broad skill sets, are key to securing work in what continues to be a challenging market.”



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