UK - John Quarrell, one of the industry's most outspoken lawyers, is set to leave Nabarro Nathanson after heading up its pensions practice for 26 years.
It is understood that Quarrell is relocating to Manchester. But it is unknown whether he has a job to go to. Quarrell has so far refused to comment.
The 54-year-old lawyer – who, according to Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession, has an “historical reputation which is not to be underestimated” – joined Nabarro Nathanson in 1973 and became a partner five years later. He is currently an elected council member of the NAPF.
Quarrell has spearheaded high-profile cases including the long-running battle between British Airways Pension Scheme members and the airline giant over the use of scheme surplus.
He is currently acting for Law Debenture in its role as trustee of the Maxwell Communications Pension Plan.
The development will come as a blow to the law firm, which has lost pension experts Peter Ford and Lesley Browning to Norton Rose over the last 18 months.
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