Barrister and MP takes authorized consultancy function at worldwide regulation agency, as fellow politician Nicky Morgan rejoins Travers Smith

Geoffrey Cox QC MP

Worldwide regulation companies Withers and Travers Smith have drafted in two former political heavyweights as authorized consultants, it was introduced at this time.

Ex-Legal professional Common Geoffrey Cox QC MP, who served as the federal government’s chief authorized advisor from 2018 till earlier this yr, joins Withers as guide international counsel. He’ll advise authorities purchasers on worldwide litigation and arbitration, in addition to public regulation issues, a press release from the agency stated.

He’ll stay because the MP for Torridge and West Devon and can proceed to practise as a barrister at his chambers, Thomas Extra Chambers.

Former AG Cox was sacked in February as a part of the PM’s cupboard reshuffle. He returned to the again benches, and to personal apply.

Commenting on his appointment, Cox stated:

“We’ve recognized many alternatives for collaboration, the place the pursuits of the agency’s purchasers and my expertise and insights advising governments and worldwide purchasers intersect in thrilling methods, and I sit up for creating this additional by offering recommendation to the agency and its purchasers on their actions.”

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It was introduced at this time that Baroness Nicky Morgan, who additionally stepped down from ministerial duties as a part of February’s cupboard reshuffle, will be part of Travers Smith as a authorized guide. The appointment marks a return for Morgan, who was a solicitor on the agency from 2002 to 2010. She was elected MP for Loughborough in 2010 and went on to serve in numerous positions all through her political profession, together with most just lately, Secretary of State for Digital, Tradition, Media and Sport.

Morgan, who joins the agency’s expertise group, stated: “It’s a delight to be working with Travers Smith once more the place I spent eight very fulfilling years till my election in 2010.”

Former Lord Chancellor David Gauke returned to Macfarlanes earlier this yr in one other occasion of senior authorities figures returning to regulation. Gauke, who spent six years at Macs earlier than embarking on a profession in politics, rejoined the silver circle agency as head of public coverage in Might.

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