With effect from May 1, International law firm, Bird & Bird, will be creating six new partners. Andrew Stobbart (Real Estate), Ruth Boardman (IT) and Isabel Evans (Banking/PFI). This brings the total number of partners to 80, a 30 per cent increase on last year. Brief biographies are enclosed below:
Ruth Boardman, has been working within the IT department of Bird & Bird for 6 years. She advises both public and private sector clients on software development, licensing, outsourcing transactions and e-commerce and specialises in the law relating to the protection and exploitation of information, covering data protection, confidentiality and intellectual property. Ruth is a contributor to the Encyclopaedia of Information Technology Law and Database Law.
Isabel Evans joined the Banking Group of Bird & Bird in 1998, having previously worked both in private practice at Salans Hertzfeld & Heilbronn and as in-house legal counsel for the Bank of Scotland. Isabel specialises in providing sector focused banking advice to clients operating in telecoms and technology industries. She has a particular experience in telecoms project finance transactions and IT/PFI transactions. Isabel represents clients in both the private and public sector in the UK and across Europe.
Andrew Stobbart, who trained at Lawrence Graham before qualifying in 1995, is a property lawyer. He deals with all aspects of commercial property work for a wide range of clients but with a particular focus on providing specialist advice to clients in the telecommunications and high tech sectors. He also advises on outsourcing and PFI projects in both the private and public sectors.