Friday, January 13, 2012

Six HBJ Gateley partners ‘go over the side’ at law firm raided by Police over stolen Leonardo Davinci Madonna with Yarnwinder painting

madonna with the yarnwinderLaw firm where stolen Davinci painting was found experiences a series of resignations. The Herald newspaper reports today that up to six Glasgow based partners from the law firm HBJ Gateley have resigned, including Alan Stewart, the former head of the office, Douglas Blyth, Gordon Cunningham, Sara Matheson, Shona Templeton, and Robert King. HBJ Gateley Wareing rebranded itself as HBJ Gateley after being caught up in a case of art theft after a Police raid at its Glasgow offices discovered the stolen Madonna with the Yarnwinder in a safe, reported in an earlier article HERE

The latest resignations at the law firm add to the recent departures from the Edinburgh office of partners Kath Karlin and Kate Dewar, who have joined other firms. The firm's senior partner, Malcolm McPherson, said in response that a number of non-equity partners were scheduled to leave in the first half of the year for a variety of reasons, but the firm was "in excellent shape" and would be announcing a number of new people soon[ish].

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